Diabetes and Endocrinology
Diabetes is technically known as diabetes mellitus. More than half a billion people all over the world suffer from this disease which occurs when the body fails to produce enough insulin. Hence sugar consumed cannot be converted into energy and sugar levels in the blood remain abnormally high. There are several types of diabetes.
- Type 1, or insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (formerly called “juvenile diabetes,” but occurring in adults as well), occurs when the body makes no insulin.
- Type 2, non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, generally occurs in those over the age of 40, but it is increasingly seen in younger people as well. Also at a higher risk of type 2 diabetes are people who are overweight, have high blood pressure or have a family history of diabetes. People with type 2 diabetes have varying levels of dependency on insulin and other medication.
- A third, less-common form of diabetes is gestational diabetes, which can occur during pregnancy.
The Diabetes Management Cell at Lifepoint Multispecialty Hospital helps patients monitor and manage the disease effectively to ensure that they avoid complications associated with the disease and live a healthy life.
Team Lifepoint Consultant for Diabetes:
Endocrinologists diagnose and treat disorders of the thyroid and parathyroid glands. The thyroid gland plays an important role in regulating the body’s metabolism and physical development. The parathyroid glands produce a hormone that stimulates the release of calcium by bones into the bloodstream, absorption of calcium by the intestines, and conservation of calcium by the kidneys. At Lifepoint Multispecialty Hospital, thyroid and parathyroid function is measured through a number of non-invasive procedures, including:
- Laboratory tests
- Ultrasound examinations
- Thyroid scans
- Function stimulation tests
- Bone x-rays.
Treatments are offered for:
- Thyroid Tumors
- Parathyroid Tumors