India currently has almost 62 million people with diabetes, and the number is rising. Most people with diabetes have hypertension, high cholesterol, or both. Of all the complications diabetes causes, heart disease is the most lethal. And so experts in the medical community have created a new specialty called “cardio-diabetes,” which investigates and treats patients struggling with these co-morbidities.
Dr. Shahid Merchant, a renowned cardiologist and founding physician of Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai, had noticed the co-existence of these conditions in many of his patients. Having realized the rising prevalence of cardio-diabetes in Indian people, he felt an urgent need to address this issue and create a clinical model that focuses on prevention, early diagnosis, and management of this co-morbidity in an integrated way. His brilliant idea was backed by Khalid Parekh, a successful Indian businessman in America.
These founders worked together to bring the best evidence-based treatments utilized in the American healthcare system, powered by the most advanced technologies in the industry, to India and the developing world.
Progress to Date
Our goal is to provide integrated care of cardio-diabetes that includes expert consultations, lab testing, pharmacy services, and lifestyle and diet counselling to patients and their families… all conveniently available under one roof.