One of the earliest centers in the city, our Endocrinology department provides comprehensive care and guidance, and emphasizes self-management by patients. The Diabetes Centre at Sitaram Bhartia Institute of Science and Research is a major part of the Endocrinology services we offer.
Whether you’ve been newly diagnosed or have long-standing diabetes that needs management, our team will help you optimise your treatment keeping your dietary and lifestyle preferences in mind. We work together with you to help you identify your treatment goals, pick a treatment regime, and obtain knowledge and skills necessary for day-to-day management.
Are people with diabetes more likely to get Covid-19?
People with diabetes are not more likely to contract Covid-19 but maybe at a higher risk of developing severe complications if they get the virus. This is because their immune system is already weakened and any additional infection may harm their immunity further.
Are there any symptoms I should watch out for?
If you notice signs of a cold, cough or fever, we suggest contacting your doctor. Prior to calling your doctor, note down your glucose reading, fluid consumption and any questions you may want to ask your doctor.
When should I come to the Emergency at the hospital?
You should come into the Emergency at Sitaram Bhartia in case you experience any of these signs:
- Difficulty in breathing
- Chest pain
- Lips or face turning blue
How do I manage my diabetes in view of the lockdown?
Diabetes is a chronic condition for which the government has allowed medical services. We are continuing to offer OPD appointments as per the guidelines for ‘Essential Health Services’. We request you to schedule an appointment for any follow up visits or a telemedicine video consultation. Don’t neglect your health concerns, especially at this time.
To arrange a telemedicine video consultation, follow these steps:
- Simply call +919717490245 to schedule your appointment
- Pay via debit/credit card, netbanking, Google Pay or NEFT/IMPS
- Email any reports
- Sit in an area with good internet connectivity and wait for your doctor to call you
You can also avail home collection services and get investigations done from the comfort of your home. Call 011 4211 1266 to schedule your appointment today.
Can I come in for a diabetes appointment at this time?
Yes! We are continuing our OPD services. We request you to schedule an appointment before you come into the hospital. If you have an appointment that is due and cannot visit the hospital, you can schedule a video consultation by calling +919717490245.
We urge you to take even more care of your diabetes in this situation by consulting your doctors on time.
Type 1 Diabetes
Type 1 diabetes, also known as juvenile diabetes, is a lifelong condition usually diagnosed at a young age where the body produces little or no insulin. This insulin-deficiency means the body cannot let glucose into the cells, so sugar builds up in the bloodstream and causes complications.
Treatment for diabetes is focused on keeping the blood glucose levels as close to normal as possible to prevent these complications. We guide you on areas such as insulin-intake and blood sugar monitoring at our consultations.
Type 2 Diabetes
The most common form of diabetes, type 2 diabetes is a condition of insulin-resistance where your body is not able to use insulin properly or doesn’t produce enough insulin to keep glucose levels at a normal level.
Diabetes management is essential for this condition’s treatment and we are involved every step of the way to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle and diet. Our consultations offer HbA1c or blood sugar tests, as well as blood pressure, heart and foot checks. Our diabetes educators participate in in-depth discussions with you in order to form healthy diet customized to your needs.
This is a condition that develops during pregnancy when your body does not produce enough insulin to meet your extra needs in gestation.
Gestational diabetes can cause problems for the mother and baby during and after birth so it is important the condition is diagnosed and managed early.
Thyroid disorders cause the thyroid gland to produce too much or too little thyroid hormone due to several reasons.
A condition known as hypothyroidism occurs when the thyroid gland doesn’t produce enough hormone. Hyperthyroidism is a condition where the thyroid gland produces too much of the thyroid hormone.
- Clinical care by a diabetes specialist and a diabetes educator
- Computerized 14 day blood sugar monitoring (Continuous glucose monitoring)
- Diabetes education
- Nutrition counseling
- Foot care
- Laboratory services include blood tests
- Ancillary services include retina check, cardiology services, urology services, podiatry services, physiotherapy services, general surgery