India is known as the diabetes capital of the world and over 40 million people in India are affected by diabetes. "Diabetes Mellitus" has assumed pandemic proportions and refers to too much sugar in the blood, which in turn can be the cause of serious health problems. Chronic diabetes includes Type-1 or Type 2 diabetes, pre-diabetes and gestational diabetes. In India one out of every five people is a diabetic. Diabetes itself can be the cause of hypertension, high levels of cholesterol and lingering infections.
Uncontrolled diabetes is linked with many other illnesses and their morbidity, including retinopathy, kidney failure, heart disease, stroke, gangrene and neuropathy. MMHRC offers a well-equipped Department of Diabetology, manned by experienced doctors, providing world class diabetic care at affordable costs. We offer state-of-the-art diabetic services and the department focuses on creating awareness, early detection, monitoring, treatment, management of diabetes and the nutritional needs of diabetics.
At MMHRC we offer, both outpatient and inpatient care for diabetics, at all three levels.
MMHRC offers screening for diabetes. This includes not only those who are affected by Diabetes, but also those who are at high risk, with family history, obesity, sedentary lifestyle etc.
All diabetics are treated and monitored at MMHRC to prevent the onset of long-standing or uncontrolled diabetic complications like retinopathy, neuropathy and nephropathy. This includes screening for diabetic complications like fundus photographs, heart check-ups, peripheral vascular screening, tests for micro albumin, urine PCR, nerve conduction study and autonomic nerve system study.
MMHRC offers treatment and management services for all diabetic complications like chronic renal failure, proliferative retinopathy, erectile dysfunction and diabetic foot ulcers. This is done in conjunction with the experienced specialists of the respective departments.
Diabetes is an expensive condition and treatment / management is often life long. At MMHRC we offer charitable schemes to assist diabetics who find it difficult to afford the treatment required.
Free Insulin scheme
Type -1 Diabetic patients who are identified and treated in our hospital are provided free insulin in association with Novo aid program.
At present 10 Type-1 DM patients have benefited from this programme.
A diabetic club was initiated at MMHRC in 2009 for diabetic patients and regular awareness programmes / classes are conducted for them, from time to time. The aim of the club is for diabetics to network with other diabetics and to empower them to live with diabetes throughout their life.
The club has 540 diabetics enrolled as members, and they are regularly educated about diabetes and the complications associated with it.
Special Treatment available for Diabetes
- Dr. C.R. Mahesh Babu- Consultant Diabetologist
- Dr. V. Palanivel Rajan - Physician Assistant
- Dr. Dharmarajan
- Insulin Pump Therapy
- Continious Glucose Monitoring System (CGMS)
- Special Diabetic Foot Wear
Our dept is involved in PHASE III -IV clinical trials.
At present we are doing the following trial
The Department also has several Research publications to its credit.