For the first time in India, M V Hospital for Diabetes & Diabetes Research Centre, has launched an online forum for the diabetes patients called “Foot care for people with diabetes”. It can be mentioned that the foot complication is said to be the maximum for all diabetic patients though eyes and kidney also get affected.
Dr. Vijay Viswanathan, a specialist on foot care connected with diabetes and Managing Director of M.V. Diabetic Center said,
“Not only my Indian patients but those from outside India also send me photographs. That way, I monitor their condition regularly. And this, they have been doing for the last 2-3 years.”
Dr. started the website eight years ago to pass on all information on diabetes and diabetic foot, to the needy patients. He says that almost every day, the hospital has been getting at least 2-3 queries, and questions have come from all over India including rural India, and also from outside India. All the questions pertain to diabetic foot.
Though the service will remain free for the next six months, after that, the hospital plans to charge nominally for the medical advice given by the specialists.
Source: rediff news