Dr Viswanathan Mohan of Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialities Centre to Discuss Diabetes Prevention on Cure Panel Talk Show

It’s with immense pleasure that I’m inviting you all to be a part of the launch of the Cure Panel Talk Show’s India Chapter. Cure Panel Talk Show is proud to host Padma Shri Dr. V. Mohan of Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialities Centre on The Cure Panel Talk Show to discuss about Diabetes Prevention on Thursday, July 11 @ 12 pm IST. With him on the panel are noted nutritionist/dietitian Dr. Smriti V. Parekh, diabetic counselor Dr. Rekha Gupta, clinical dietitian/sports nutritionist/diabetes educator Kamna Desai, and podiatrist Dr. Hardik Chandarana. 

Priya Menon, Scientific Media Editor of CureTalk will be hosting the show.


Dr Viswanathan Mohan is an internationally renowned Indian diabetologist. He is the Chairman and Chief of Diabetology at Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialities Centre, a WHO Collaborating Centre for Noncommunicable Diseases Prevention and Control and an IDF Center of Education. Dr. Mohan is also President and Director of Madras Diabetes Research Foundation. He worked at the Royal Post Graduate Medical School, London as a Wellcome Research Fellow and as the Alexander Von Humboldt Fellow at the University Of Ulm, West Germany. He has over 700 publications in peer-reviewed journals like Lancet, British Medical Journal, Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, Diabetic Medicine, Diabetes Research, and Clinical Practice. Dr. Mohan was awarded the Padma Shri (Fourth highest civilian award in the Republic of India) this year. To know more about Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialities Centre, visit,http://www.drmohansdiabetes.com/.

We have an interesting panel to discuss diabetes with Dr. Mohan,

Rekha Gupta is a Diabetic Counsellor at Heritage hospital, Varanasi and Certified Diabetic Educator,Nutritionist and Health Educator. She’s also a Registered Pharmacist at R G Diabetes and Health Care Centre.

Hardik Chandarana is Head Of Department of Clinical Research, Diabetes Foot Specialist at Dia Care – A Complete Diabetes Care Centre.

Kamna Desai has founded a forum for dietitians in Mumbai known as Nutrition Quest which is a Continuous Nutrition Education program. She writes extensively on food and nutrition for various publications.

Dr. Smriti V. Parekh is currently Nutritionist and Dietitian with NutritionRank.com,  a site which ranks food from all over the world.

India is poised to become diabetes capital of the world owing to it’s food habits and changing demographics of the disease as it spreads to lower income groups and pre-teens/teens as well all over the country. As reported in Time Magazine, “The World Health Organization predicts that by 2015, India’s losses from diabetes and other noncommunicable diseases will top $236 billion, just $73 billion less than this year’s national budget.”  IDF Diabetes Atlas shows that there are over 150 million diabetics in India as also in US, Brazil and China(countries highlighted in orange). The real problem with diabetes in India is that there are almost fives times the total of non-diagnosed patients and diabetes-related deaths in India than in the U.S. The situation is grave because diabetes has entered rural areas where healthcare resources are scarce.

It’s best to modify our lifestyle to avoid a primarily lifestyle related disorder like diabetes. But how do we do that? What changes do we need to bring in our diet in order to prevent diabetes?

Coming from a state known as a diabetologist’s and dietitian’s nightmare owing to the state’s sugar and oil rich diet, I would like to know what is the best strategy to convince people to move away from such diets? The normal response I’ve been getting from people is – “It can never happen to me or my relatives”. How do you change this attitude?

Send in your questions to priya@trialx.com or you can also ask your questions on twitter using #curepanel.

Join us on the Cure Panel Talk Show to know the best strategies for diabetes prevention from expert diabetologist Dr. V. Mohan in conversation with our expert panelists.

Only 50 slots available! Register here or RSVP to priya@trialx.com

The Cure Panel Talk Show Format

  • 12.00 noon – Conference call starts.
  • 12.00 pm – Moderator welcomes and introduces expert and panelists.
  • 12.03 pm – Experts speak on the topic.
  • 12.15 pm – Panelists begin discussion.
  • 12.45 pm – Discussion is opened up for listeners.
  • 12:59 pm – Moderator thanks expert,panelists, and participants.
  • 1.00 pm – Call comes to an end.

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