Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialties Centre today organized a walk observing World Health Day. Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialties Centre joins the World Health Organization (WHO) in observing World Heath Day 2017. This year the WHO is calling the global community to come together and “Talk Depression”. The walk commenced at 6 am followed by a welcome address by Dr. V Mohan, Chairman and Managing Director, Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialties Centre and a talk on depression by Dr. Poongathai, Senior Scientist & Head-Clinical Trials Operations, Madras Diabetes Research Foundation.
The event had an average participation of 200 people, coming together to spread awareness. Starting from Dr. Mohan’s Gopalapuram center, the walk ended at Conran Smith Road after which a seminar was held to promote actions to address Depression and raise awareness on the issue.
Patients with diabetes are at higher risk for depression, Diabetes can cause complications and health problems that may worsen symptoms of depression. Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialties Centre encourages citizens to stay informed and maintain a positive lifestyle to prevent Depression and other types of depressive disorders.
Depression leads to poor lifestyle decisions, such as unhealthy eating, less exercise, smoking and weight gain — all of which are risk factors for diabetes. Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialties Centre takes this opportunity to bring focus on Depression this year on World Health Day. Various regions coordinated activities throughout the weekend including a Diabetes Walk and a Seminar on Depression in Chennai. There is a strong association between various chronic medical condition and increased risk for depression
Commenting on the occasion, Dr. V. Mohan, Chairman, Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialties Centre said, “An alarming ratio of India’s population is already affected by Depression and this is likely to double itself in the coming years. It is important to spread awareness that unless lifestyle changes and food habits are changed, depression will continue to impact the quality of life and productivity of an individual. Diabetes also forms an important factor for depression. It is time we spread awareness and work upon eliminating the root causes of depression.
Supporting the statement, Dr. R. M. Anjana, Managing Director, Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialties Centre said, “According to a recent survey, people who are diagnosed with a chronic physical health problem such as diabetes are 3 times more likely to be diagnosed with depression than people without it. Depression can have a serious impact on a person’s well-being and their ability and motivation to self-manage their condition. Depression is the most common psychiatric disorder witnessed in the diabetes community. Awareness and prevention about the chronic condition is a must”
About Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialties Centre:
Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialties Centre is a diabetes specialty hospital chain founded in the year 1991 headquartered in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. It is one of the India’s leading diabetes care providers offering complete diabetic services. Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialties Centre now has 26 diabetes centres and clinics in southern India (9 centres in Chennai, 2 centres in Vellore, 3 centres in Hyderabad and 1 centre each in Coimbatore, Madurai, Pondicherry, Chunampet, Vijayawada and Bhubaneswar) and over 400,000 diabetic patients have been registered at these centres. The company specializes in Total Diabetic Care, Diabetic Eye Care, Diabetes Foot Care services, Diabetic Cardiac Care, Diabetic Dental Care, Preventive Care, Diet counselling and an advanced laboratory.
Photo Caption: Dr. Mohan’s Diabetic Centre hold a talk on “Diabetes and Depression” to mark the occasion of World Health Day. (Left to Right) Dr.V Mohan Chairman, Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialties Centre; Dr. Dr.S. Poongothai, Senior scientist, Madras Diabetes research foundation