World Diabetes Foundation
The World Diabetes Foundation is dedicated to supporting prevention and treatment of diabetes in developing countries.The World Diabetes Foundation is registered in Denmark as a legally independent and non-profit foundation governed by the Danish Act on Foundations.

World Diabetes Foundation focuses on the following areas:
  • Awareness of diabetes
  • Prevention of diabetes and its complications
  • Education and training of patients and health care professionals
  • Enhancement of detection, treatment and monitoring of diabetes
Medical Trust Hospital and Diabetes Care Centre
Kulanada, Pathanamthitta Dist. Kerala

Medical Trust Hospital and Diabetes Care Centre was founded in 1986 by late Sri. P. Gadhadaran Nampoothiri. In 2005 it became the first ISO Certified Hospital in Central KERALA.

Apart from providing medical care, the hospital also conducts workshops, conferences, seminars, and continuing medical education programmes for Doctors and Paramedical staff.Awareness and training programmes for students, teachers and health workers are organized by the hospital regularly. Through awareness classes and exhibitions for patients and general public, the hospital has made its impact in the field of public health in the surrounding rural areas.

Diabetes Care Centre
The Diabetes Care Centre started functioning in 1998.The centre regularly conducts continuing Medical Education Programmes and workshops on various topics related to diabetes, like diabetic foot, diet in diabetes management etc...

Every year, in connection with the World Diabetes Day, the centre organises Exhibitions, Seminars and Medical Camps to promote awareness on diabetes. The survey done by the centre on the burden of diabetes and its determinants in a rural village in Central Kerala, code named “SLICK2007” was a milestone in diabetes research in Kerala. The study is accepted for publication in JAPI, an internationally acclaimed journal. Two major studies related to Diabetes are going on now. The Diabetes Care Centre has also presented many papers related to Diabetes Mellitus at state level and national level conferences and seminars.

Arogyanikethanam is a centre for prevention and management of diabetes and other lifestyle diseases and promotion of healthy lifestyle exclusively under modern medicine.The aesthetically designed Arogyanikethanam campus is located on the banks of Achancovil river.It is a tranquil spot where body and mind can find peace under the guidance and supervision of expert Medical practitioners and yoga masters.multidisciplinary effort for the prevention and management of lifestyle diseases is undertaken by Arogyanikethanam.

P. Gadadharan Nampoothiri Memorial Charitable Trust
Kulanada, Pathanamthitta Dist. Kerala
The trust founded in memory of late P.Gadadharan Nampoothiri, founder of Medical Trust Hospital, Kulanada is a socially committed charitable trust which began functioning in March, and 2003.Major objectives of the Trust are the following:
  • Promoting research activities in the field of Modern medicine.
  • Providing scholarships for outstanding students from economically backward classes.
  • Starting speciality clinics for the treatment of lifestyle diseases like diabetes, asthma and hypertension.
  • Starting educational and research institutions in the field of modern medicine.
  • Providing financial assistance for poor patients.
A project of:
Medical trust hospital and diabetes care centre,
Kulanada, pathanamthitta dist. Kerala

Supported by
World diabetes foundation

The project is implemented in association with:
Pathanamthitta district panchayath
Alappuzha district panchayath

P.Gadadharan Nampoothiri Memorial Charitable Trust,
Kulanada, Pathanamthitta Dist. Kerala

Project Director
Dr. G. Vijaya Kumar M.D., DTM & H, G.Dip.D.C
Chairman and MD,
Medical Trust Hospital and Diabetes Care Centre,
Kulanada, Pathanamthitta Dist. Kerala. Phone: +91 473 4260431
Mobile: +91 94470 60451, Email:

Project Manager
G. Dileep Kumar
Former Principal and HOD of English
V T Bhattathiripad College Sreekrishnapuram, Palakkad Dist
Mobile: +91 94475 31447 Email:

Project Duration: June 2008 – May 2013

Area: Pathanamthitta and Alappuzha Districts in Kerala, India

Project Number: WDF 07-236
Project Director
Project Manager
Programme Manager
Finance Manager
Team Leader
Doctor in Charge
- Dr. G.Vijayakumar
- G. Dileepkumar
- Leena Simon
- G. Suresh Kumar
- Neenu Mary Mathew
- Dr. Viswanath
Life Educators
Vinod Kumar
D. Joy
Bindu V. S.

Diet Educators (Dietitians)
Shabna Basheer
Loluck George

Linda Ann Mathew (BSc Nurse)
Rejo Thomas (GNM)
Shiju Rajan (GNM)
Lithin George (GNM)

Yoga Trainers

Exercise Trainer

System in Charge

Damodaran Nair
Madhusoodanan Nair