Founder, Dr. A Ramachandran’s Diabetes Hospital, Chennai
Prof A. Ramachandran is the chairman of Dr A. Ramachandran’s Diabetes Hospitals and president of India Diabetes Research Foundation (IDRF), Chennai, India.
IDRF has been established by Dr A. Ramachandran based on his extensive experience as a scientist and researcher in the field of diabetology. He has published more than 300 research papers till date.
The Indian Diabetes Prevention Programme conducted by him has contributed significantly to the understanding of the preventive methodologies specifically effective in the Indian population. Series of urban and rural epidemiological studies taken up by Dr. A. Ramachandran and his team have resulted in a wealth of knowledge on various aspects, the pathogenesis, risk factors and temporal changes in the prevalence of diabetes, pre-diabetes and cardiovascular risk factors in India.
He is the regional editor (Asia and Middle East), for the British Diabetes Journal, Diabetic Medicine and editorial board member of Diabetes Care, USA This year he has been appointed a visiting professor in the division of diabetes, endocrinology and metabolism, department of medicine, Imperial College, London, UK. Recently, he was awarded the best investigator award by World India Diabetes Foundation (WIDF) based in US. He was awarded the Thomson Reuters Research Excellence Citation India Award in 2015.
Over 70,000 children under the age of 15 years in India are diagnosed with type-1 diabetes every year. In my years of clinical practice, I have found that many of the parents of these young patients h...