Prof. Mayil Vahanan Natarajan , Vice Chancellor. Dr MGR Medical University, Dr Seshiah , Chairman, Dr V Seshiah Diabetes Research Institute and Dr Balaji of Diabetes Care center were honored with Life Time Achievement Awards for service to people , diabetic patients in particular. The award instituted by M V Hospital for Diabetic is named as Professor M Vishwanathan and D R Gold Medal Oration Awards While speaking Dr Vijaya Vishwanathan , Managing Director , M V Hospital for Diabetics said the Diabetic population in India was steadily rising; from the present figure of 57 Millions it is expected to go over 80 Millions soon.Diabetic is a life style disease; major reasons are stress, bad or unhealthy eating and food habits, apart from the fact it is also hereditary. Diabetes has no age. One may get diabetes at any point of life. Eyes, Kidney and heart are organs which are affected directly if Diabetes is not under control. Therefore Diabetic patients must be in touch with doctors regularly. Apart from Monitoring and controlling diabetic levels constantly, the diabetic patient must get their, Eyes, Kidney and heart regularly checked by the Doctor/s. Important not to be worried but be disciplined in taking kind of foods and be always happy; avoid getting into pressure situations.