Welcome to the Department of Endocrinology & Diabetology
Endocrinology is a type of medical stream that helps deal with endocrine system, its diseases, and hormones. The endocrine system is responsible for secreting hormones, which helps us in our daily body functions. It is also helps with various other functions like integration of developmental events proliferation, differentiation of body parts and gender, growth, behavioral activities of the metabolism, tissue function, sleep, respiration, digestion, excretion, stress, moods, lactation, movement, sensory perception, and reproduction.
A specialized field of endocrinology is diabetology, which is the clinical science of diabetes mellitus. It also follows its diagnosis, treatment and follow-up.
Gleneagles Global Health City is one of the best hospitals for diabetes management and endocrine disorders in Chennai. We identify the requirements of the patients and offer quality care in a way that the patients can access a wide range of specialized services. Employing state-of-the-art technology, we aim to bring complete diabetic care under one roof while providing lifestyle and nutritional counseling as a key part of the treatment.
Our areas of expertise include surgery-based as well as non-invasive and lifestyle-based management of diseases. A few of which are listed here:
Obesity and metabolic syndrome
Growth hormone treatment
Tests and screening programs to rule out high blood sugar issues in the early stage
Comprehensive Diabetic Check-Up Package
Detailed clinical assessments and recommendations by diabetologists
Regular therapy for complications and emergencies related to diabetic disorders
Nutrition department to guide you for a living with diabetes the healthy way
Increasing awareness about diabetes, its prevention and complications
As one amongst the best hospitals for diabetes management and endocrine disorders in Chennai, we have many years of experience in this field, and treat thousands of patients every year. The diabetology and endocrinology sections in the hospital are well furnished with the latest technology machines to provide the best of service and care to patients.
Why choose Gleneagles Global Health City, Chennai?
Meet with our team of highly skilled, compassionate and knowledgeable doctors, who aim to be there for you when you need them the most. We strive hard to offer a healthy tomorrow to most of our patients, and we achieve this with the support of our amazing staff.
We have streamlined processes, advanced technologies, world-class infrastructure, and are specialized and interdisciplinary care. We also aim to meet every patient's health needs, and are perennially committed to your well-being.
At Gleneagles Global Health City, we are keen on providing global access to advanced healthcare. Our facility is equipped with high-precision technologies and top gadgets that gives you a world class healthcare experience. Our commitment to personalized care matches our exceptional medical expertise.
Gleneagles Global Health City is one of the best hospitals for endocrine disorders in Chennai which deals with the malfunction of hormones in the body. Hormones play a vital role in the daily functions and aid the natural growth or wear and tear of the body. If the hormones malfunction in the body you might suffer from thyroid malfunction, diabetes, etc. Gleneagles Global Health City has one of the best endocrinologists in Chennai which offers comprehensive treatment for all hormonal imbalances and malfunctions and also provides the most advanced care and treatment.
Gleneagles Global Health City is one of the best hospitals for diabetes management in Chennai which provides comprehensive Diabetes management programs. These are holistic lifestyle methods including clinical interventions. The department employs some of the country’s best and well-known Diabetologists to deliver best diabetic care for the following disorders.
Gleneagles Global Health City is one of the best hospitals for the diagnosis of endocrine disorders in Chennai. An endocrinologist helps treat hormone imbalances in the endocrine system, including thyroid disorders and diabetes. These specialists will help you manage the disease so that you maintain your health, an active lifestyle and develop a diet and medication plan that works for you. Some of the Endocrinology procedures are:
24-Hour Urine Collection Test
ACTH Stimulation Test
Bone Density Test
CRH Stimulation Test
Dexamethasone Suppression Test
Fine-Needle Aspiration Biopsy
Five-Day Glucose Sensor Test (For Diabetes)
Oral Glucose Tolerance Test
TSH Blood Test
Gleneagles Global Health City is one of the best hospitals for the diagnosis of diabetes in Chennai. We have a few of the top diabetologists, who are known for their exceptional diagnosis and advice on diabetes care. Some of the procedures for diabetes at our hospitals are:
Fasting blood glucose test
Oral glucose tolerance test
Random blood glucose test
Our state-of-the-art diagnostic technologies and advanced methods of treatment are combined with personal care that provides comprehensive disorder management for individuals. Our quality service will heal you and be healthy to live a happy life.
Gleneagles Global Health City is one of the best hospitals for diabetes management and endocrine disorders in Chennai having the best endocrinologists and diabetologists in Chennai. They identify the need of each individual patient and prioritize the quality care; additionally, patients also have access to a wide range of services offered by us, including state-of-the-art technology and personalized care. We seek to bring complete diabetic care under one roof while along with nutritional counseling as a key part of the treatment.
What are the diseases and conditions treated by Department of Endocrinology?
What is diabetes?
When your blood glucose, also called blood sugar, is too high consistently it is known as diabetes. While, the glucose in your blood is the main source of energy that comes from the food you eat. A hormone made by the pancreas, insulin, helps glucose from food to be used for energy. An issue with insulin can also cause diabetes
What are the different types of diabetes?
Type 1: It is a kind of disease that can strike at any age, but is seen most frequently in children and adolescents. In type 1 diabetes, your body produces little or no insulin, which means you need external help of insulin on a daily basis to maintain blood glucose levels under control.
Type 2: A more common type of diabetes seen these days in adults. It makes up around 90% of all diabetes cases across the world. In this type of diabetes, your body produces insulin, but does not make good use of it. This type of diabetes treatment lies in maintaining a healthy lifestyle, increased physical activity and a healthy diet. However, over time most people with this disease need oral drugs and/or insulin to keep their blood glucose levels under control.
Gestational diabetes (GDM): In this type of diabetes, the mother and child have high blood glucose during pregnancy and is associated with pregnancy complications. GDM usually disappears after pregnancy, however, both mother and her child are at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes later in life.
How is type II diabetes diagnosed?
A1c: in this you take an average of your blood glucose over the past few months.
Fasting plasma glucose: Also known as a fasting blood sugar test, in this your blood sugar is measured on an empty stomach. The patient cannot eat or drink anything except water for 8 hours before the test.
Oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT): This test measured your blood glucose before and two hours after you eat or drink something sweet to see how your body handles the sugar.
What are the symptoms of type II diabetes?
The symptoms of type II diabetes are:
Being very thirsty
Peeing a lot
Tingling or numbness in your hands or feet
Fatigue/feeling worn out
Wounds that don’t heal
Recurring yeast infections
Sudden weight loss or gain
Getting more infections
Dark rashes around your neck or armpits that may indicate insulin resistance
How is type II diabetes treated?
Management of type 2 diabetes includes:
Diabetes medication or insulin therapy
Blood sugar monitoring
What is Juvenile Diabetes?
Juvenile diabetes is now known as Type 1 diabetes is an insulin-dependent diabetes. It is a chronic condition in which your body makes little or no insulin, a hormone needed to convert sugar into energy.
How is Juvenile Diabetes diagnosed?
Glycated hemoglobin (A1C) test
Random blood sugar test
Fasting blood sugar test
What are the symptoms of Juvenile diabetes?
The symptoms of Juvenile diabetes are:
Increased hunger (especially after eating)
Upset stomach and vomiting
Unexplained weight loss
Heavy, labored breathing
Recurring infections of your skin, urinary tract, or vagina
Crankiness or mood swings
Bedwetting in a child who’s been dry at night
How is Juvenile diabetes treated?
Treatment for type 1 diabetes includes:
Carbohydrate, fat and protein counting.
Frequent blood sugar monitoring.
Eating healthy foods.
Diseases and Conditions Treated at Our Hospital’s Department of Endocrinology
Obesity is a top healthcare issue faced by the world today. With us, the management of obesity includes lifestyle changes, medications and in some cases, even surgery. However, the main treatment for obesity comprises weight loss via dieting and physical exercise.
Assessment & Treatment of Thyroid Disorders
A disorder in the thyroid gland due to hormones can be a chronic issue. Its treatment usually involves drug therapy to block hormone production, or undergoing a radioactive iodine treatment that disables the thyroid. The treatment could also include thyroid surgery to remove part or the entire gland. The most popular treatment is radioactive iodine.
Polycystic ovarian syndrome
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder usually affecting women of reproductive age. Menstrual irregularity, excess hair growth, acne and obesity are a few of its symptoms. The most effective treatment for it is usually hormone management with birth control pills to regularize periods, metformin medicine to prevent diabetes, statins to control high cholesterol, and other hormones to increase fertility as well as procedures to remove excess hair.
A pituitary disease is a type of abnormality primarily affecting the pituitary gland. These disorders are caused by too much or too little of hormones secreted by the pituitary gland.
Overactivity of one or more of the parathyroid lobes in the parathyroid glands is what this disease comprises. In fact, too much parathyroid hormone causes potentially serious calcium imbalance. This is called hyperparathyroidism and it leads to hypercalcemia, osteoporosis, kidney stones, and various other symptoms.
Any kind of disease or injury to the bone is a part of this disorder. In fact, this disorder is the major cause of abnormalities of the human skeletal system. There are different types like cancer, osteoporosis and physical injuries causing fracture. Often this disease could be the reason behind fracture and other diseases.
Diseases involving the reproductive system, including congenital abnormalities, reproductive tract infections, cancers of the reproductive system and sexual dysfunction are a part of this disorder.
Metabolic disorders are usually defined as inborn errors of metabolism, encompassing deficiencies in enzymes involved in the metabolism of carbohydrates, amino acids derived from proteins, and fatty acids liberated from lipids.
Diabetologist/Endocrinologist in Chennai
Gleneagles Global Health City is one of the best endocrinology and diabetology hospitals in Chennai offering the best diabetes management and endocrine disorders care. We have one of the best endocrinologists and diabetologists in Chennai, delivering exceptional patient care and treatment. Working with the best endocrinologists and diabetologists in Chennai, we bring a wealth of experience and wide-ranging expertise for the best diabetes management and endocrine disorders care. Gleneagles Global Health City provides comprehensive care for diabetes and endocrine disorders and has an amalgam of services offered to help you lead a healthy life.
Dr Kumar Thulasidass
MBBS, MD (General Medicine), MRCP (UK), MRCP (Endocrinology and Diabetes)
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