Chennai, 25th June 2023: As a part of a Social Initiative and to celebrate International Yoga Day, M.V. Hospital for Diabetes today organized physical activity sessions at Nageswara Rao Park, Mylapore for the public to create awareness about the benefits of physical Activity. Around 100 people of diverse age group from 8 to 60 years participated in yoga sessions. Mr. Erode Mahesh was the chief guest of the event. He also participated and shared about his routine fitness activities. M.V. Hospital for Diabetes also conducted free diabetic checkup camp during the same time and offered coupons of free online yoga classes for the participants.
Dr. Vijay Viswanathan, Head and Chief Diabetologist, M.V. Hospital for Diabetes said “Over the past 69 years, we have developed a team here in our hospital and we are able to provide Holistic care to the people with Diabetes by not only providing treatment through medicines, diet and education but through teaching physical Activity and diet control with the help of our counsellors we are helping them to live a healthy life.”
“Our 3 research papers in peer reviewed Journals on effect of Yoga in people with diabetes found improvement in the glycaemic control (HbA1c, Blood glucose levels), sleep quality, diastolic pressure, triglycerides & drug (medicines) requirement, helps in Diabetes control. The third study was funded by the DST under Science and Technology of Yoga and Meditation (SATYAM) programme is aimed to foster scientific research on the effects of yoga and meditation on physical & mental health and on cognitive functioning in healthy people as well as in patients with disorders” added Dr. Vijay Viswanathan
The MV Hospital for Diabetes and Prof M Viswanathan Diabetes Research Centre Royapuram has been involved in several social events in the past like providing Free Flu vaccine under Prof. M Viswanathan & Mrs. Sarada Viswanathan Trust, organizing camps to create awareness about Diabetes and its complications, providing free Screening tests in the hospital for the offspring of the people with Diabetes to detect pre-diabetes and provide counseling to create awareness and prevent Diabetes.