A lecture by Vijay Viswanathan, Managing Director, M.V. Hospital for Diabetes, Chennai was one of the highlights of the Diabetes Symposium and Awareness Camp organised jointly by VIT University and the M.V. Hospital for Diabetes at the VIT campus here recently.

Dr. Viswanathan shared several of his clinical experiences with students and elucidated the methods to regulate and control calorie intake and the importance of exercise in daily life.

G. Viswanathan, VIT Chancellor, who inaugurated the symposium stressed the need to control diabetes in India. He said the process of controlling diabetes would be encouraged at the VIT University in coordination with the Health Centre at VIT. He stressed the importance of a healthy lifestyle for the current generation. G. Anilkumar, Dean, School of Bio Sciences and Technology (SBST), VIT said that diabetes is a malaise that affects the global population and its intensity high in Indian population.

The symposium included lectures by M. Parthiban, Vice-Dean and Lab Director, SBST, Hemanga Barman, consultant diabetologist, Praveena, diabetes educator and Vimala, dietician.

They covered a wide range of topics associated with diabetes such as classification of diabetes, dietary aspects of diabetes management, prevention of diabetes and its complications, and the modes of management of diabetes.

Panel discussion

A panel discussion on doubts on diabetes was held with students and faculty members. Radha Saraswathy of SBST proposed vote of thanks.