Coimbatore: Coimbatore Diabetes Foundation has opened a Diabetes Village, a lifestyle resort hospital at Marudamalai near Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu.
While hospitals normally dealt with acute care and management of complications, preventive care would be focus of the Diabetes Village.
The centre functions as a lifestyle resort hospital, enriching the quality of life of the affected.
It offers diabetes treatment, diabetes master health check-up and management of all diabetic complications. It also has an obesity clinic a state-of-the-art clinical laboratory and also focused on hypertension, cholesterol and heart diseases.
"The diabetes village mainly aims at the objective of providing necessary lifestyle changes. So far, patients were spending more on doctors and received very short consultation. So here, patients live with the medical team," said Dr. Sekar, Chief Diabetologist of Diabetes village.
"You (patients) can walk with the doctors, play with them and may be dine with the doctors. So basically the idea of changing your diet and making you physically active is our objective," he added.
The centre would provide other facilities, including tracks for walking and jogging, swimming pool, tennis court, villas for treatment and rehabilitation, spas, meditation and yoga hall, music therapy and library.
These facilities attract patients from all across the country.
"We can jog, swim in the pool. Here, we have all facilities of relaxation. I feel this is an ideal place for diabetic patients," said Raja Mohan, a diabetic patient from Uttar Pradesh.