Our Department of Diabetes and Diabetes Surgeries at Yashoda Hospital is known for its exceptional results, supported by advanced medical care and a patient-centric approach. We help patients get on the right track with their diabetes management while encouraging others to receive early speciality care and education.
Our department connects diabetes patients to a multidisciplinary team of endocrinologists, certified diabetes educators, nutritionists and exercise physiologists. The Diabetes Centre strives to deliver quality care and provide constant support with empathy and passion– not only during the treatment and surgery but also for post-op care.
Due to a collaborative effort of primary care physicians and our experienced medical staff, combined with appropriate speciality services, we enable people with Diabetes to receive the best-personalized care, education and aggressive prevention and management of complications.
What is diabetes?
Diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disorder that causes high levels of blood sugar. It occurs when the body can’t break up sugar or glucose into its cells and use it for energy. The causes of diabetes may vary from patient to patient. Based on the causes, diabetes is categorized into three types:
Type 1 diabetes: It’s an autoimmune disorder in which the immune system turns against the body and destroys pancreatic beta cells that produce insulin. Due to an insulin deficiency, blood sugar levels go up drastically. It’s a rare disease and genetic susceptibility and environmental factors are believed to be the root cause of it.
Type 2 diabetes: It occurs when the body develops insulin resistance or can’t effectively use the insulin it generates. It’s the most common type of diabetes and is generally diagnosed in the obese and older population.
Gestational diabetes: It’s a very rare type of diabetes and occurs during the last three months of pregnancy. It occurs when the placenta produces insulin blocking hormones and leads to high blood sugar. While gestational diabetes is easily manageable, it sometimes results in birth complications due to negligence.
How do we treat diabetes?
Treatment of diabetes requires constant management and continuous follow-up care. Therefore, our esteemed team of medical professionals create a personalized plan to fit each patient’s lifestyle and can help them achieve their recommended diabetes management goals.
We provide our patients with the full spectrum of diabetes management, including insulin instruction, blood glucose monitoring, as well as personal consultation for a surgically-induced weight-loss program. Our patient care program from diabetes management include:
Regular monitoring of blood sugar: Diabetes requires continuous monitoring of blood sugar levels to ensure that it remains within a normal range. Our team at Yashoda guides the patients to control their blood sugar level changes in response to food, medications, physical activity, illness, alcohol, stress and hormones.
Insulin: Many people with type 1, type 2 diabetes require insulin therapy regularly. Our doctors will provide you with different treatment options, which involve rapid-acting insulin, long-acting insulin and even intermediate options.
Oral or other medications: Depending on the type and extent of a patient's diabetes, our doctors can also prescribe oral or injected medications to stimulate their pancreas to produce and release more insulin into the bloodstream.
Transplantation: When other treatments fail to manage the blood sugar, patients with type 1 diabetes may have to undergo a pancreas transplant. However, it is usually a last resort for diabetes patients and is only recommended to a handful of patients.
Bariatric Surgery: Due to metabolism playing a significant role in the regulation of blood sugar levels, Bariatric surgery is the most effective and best treatment for type 2 diabetes. Our surgeons perform both minimally invasive and non-invasive procedures to reshape the stomach and regulate metabolism.