The Diabetology department at Rao Hospital incorporates latest therapeutic practices for the prevention and management of diabetes thus providing the best possible patient care available.
Diabetes is a metabolic disorder which is characterized by constant high levels of blood glucose or sugar. This happens when the human body stops producing insulin or is due to the inability of the human body to properly utilize the insulin produced. The hormone insulin is required for the conversion of sugar, starches and other food into energy which the body can use.
Diabetes mellitus could have adverse effects such as long-term damage, dysfunction and failure of various organs. It could also cause serious complications and lead to premature death. In fact proper guidance, appropriate evaluation and timely precaution can prove to be helpful in controlling the disease as well as in reducing the complications.
Our services in this area of clinical science include diagnosis, treatment and follow-up. In addition to regulating the medication (e.g. insulin) dosage and timing, potential consequences of diabetes are also dealt with. These include retinopathy, peripheral neuropathy, nephropathy and many other associated diseases.
Our Endocrinologists and associated specialists help in the effective management of the various complications that arise with diabetes such as diabetic renal disease, management of obesity, diabetic eye disease, and diabetes affecting the nerves (diabetic neuropathy).
With the rise in the number of cases of Gestational Diabetes i.e. diabetes during pregnancy our Endocrinologists in consultation with our Dietary Specialists and obstetricians attend to these patients thus providing a positive outcome for mother and child.
The Department with its team well trained and dedicated specialists work persistently to provide the best possible protocol based guidance to address conditions such as:
- Glucose Assessment & Control
- Diabetes (Type 1 & Type 2)
- Assessment of Complications and Associated Conditions
- Childhood Diabetes
- Obesity in Diabetes
- Gestational Diabetes
- Weight reduction in Diabetes
- Diabetic Nephropathy
- Diabetic Foot
- Diabetes with Hypertension
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- Dietary Guidance (Patient Education & Counselling Services)