Chennai, November 2018: Creating a record in India by lighting Blue of various iconic buildings for the Tenth consecutive year, M.V Hospital for Diabetes, Royapuram hosted the celebration this year on the eve of World Diabetes day by illuminating Victory War Memorial, today. This year the theme was to honor the memory of all the people from Madras Presidency who had lost their lives in the service for the nation and post Independence martyrs.
The theme of International Diabetes Federation for World Diabetes Day 2018 is ‘The Family and Diabetes’ – Our right to a healthy future’. There are currently over 199 million women living with diabetes and this total is projected to increase to 313 million by 2040. Gender roles and power dynamics influence vulnerability to diabetes, affect access to health services and health seeking behavior for women, and amplify the impact of diabetes on women.
Dr. Vijay Viswanathan, Head and Chief Diabetologist, M.V. Hospital for Diabetes and Prof. M Viswanathan Diabetes Research Centre, Royapuram, Chennai said, that studies at Prof. M. Viswanathan Diabetes Research Centre had shown that women with Diabetes fare badly compared to men and have poor control of diabetes compared to men in India and therefore need more family support
Carrying forward the War against Diabetes, each year on World Diabetes day, M.V Hospital for Diabetes, Royapuram chooses to light iconic buildings in blue. Accountant General Office, Queen Mary’s College, Higgin Botham’s (Books Emporium), Napier Bridge, Chennai Central Railway station, Ripon Building, LIC Building, Light house and Vivekananda House were some of the noted Chennai landmarks which were beamed blue during the past.
With historic association of Victory War Memorial , formerly called the Cupid’s bow, is a memorial in Chennai, The Victory War Memorial is located to the south of Fort St. George and marks the beginning which faces the marina beach, went in blue, which is the universal color of diabetes. The blue lights created a fascinating night scene and created more honor to this historic landmark.