Life is sweet. But if accompanied by diabetes, it becomes bitter to live with.
The Diabetic Association of Sterling Hospital (DASH) strives to infuse hope and peace in even the most severe diabetic cases.
Diabetes or high blood sugar is not at all that fatal by itself. The consequential damages caused to nerves, legs, foot, heart, eyes, kidneys and pancreas is what makes diabetes actually lethal. Therefore, ‘Not only treatment, prevention too’ accentuates the motto of the DASH team to fight this distressing disease.
Diabetes is one of the most widely spread diseases in the world. Though it's not fatal by itself, it can cause severe damage to nerves, legs, foot, heart, eyes, kidneys and pancreas. The Diabetic Association of Sterling Hospital (DASH) strives to infuse hope and peace in even the most severe diabetic cases.
- Consultation by team of the best diabetologists and endocrinologists of the city
- ECG Resting
- Affordable, beneficial and high quality laboratory facilities for all diabetes related investigations
- Foot Imprinter, Biothesiometer, Vascular Doppler and Colour Doppler examination to prevent and treat diabetic foot
- Nerve Conduction velocity studies for diabetic neuropathy and for autonomic neuropathy
- Equipment to assess Insulin resistance and Serum Insulin assays useful for asymptomatic blood relatives of diabetes
- Holter monitor to determine diabetic autonomic neuropathy (one of the causes of sudden cardiac death in a diabetic)
- 2D echo with colour Doppler to assess heart pumping (ejection fraction) in a diabetic
- Ophthalmic examination of every diabetic patient
- Facilities of Diabetes Educator and Dietician
- A well-equipped diabetic foot clinic
- Doppler: Vascular Doppler
- CANS: Cardio Autonomic Neuropathy Awareness
- CGMS: Continuous Glucose Monitoring System
- Screening for diabetes in asymptomatic persons, especially high-risk groups and first degree relatives of diabetics
- Treatment of diabetes and diabetes related complication
- Attempt to prevent diabetes and care to prevent complications caused by diabetes
- Extensive and elaborate monitoring for in pre-operative and postoperative in diabetes patients
- Giving full understanding of the disease to the patient
- Establishing and applying Indian protocol to fight diabetes
- Research and clinical trials in field of diabetes
- Extensive diabetic education programme, exhibition and online education
- Continuous medical education (CME) programmes for family physician and updates for consultants
New equipment to prevent diabetes
- CGMS (Continuous Glucose Monitoring System) first in South Asia.
- Insulin Pump first in South Asia.
The world over, a large number of people are suffering from Diabetes. To help them control diabetes easily, many companies are trying to discover new equipment. Some of them have even entered the Indian market and are these latest equipment are part of the facilities at the Diabetology department of Sterling.
SMBG (Self-Monitoring Blood Glucose)
SMBG is a simple Glucometer that helps the patient take his blood sample at home and measure blood glucose within one minute. It is very helpful when patient is in position of Hypoglycemia and sickness and also for routine check-up. Patient need not always go to a laboratory for investigation. It is now available at very reasonable rates in market.
CGMS (Continuous Glucose Monitoring System)
CGMS is a new concept in India. CGMS equipment measures patient’s Blood Glucose level continuously for 72 hours with patient’s daily activity. A sensor is inserted just under the skin. Every 10 seconds, it converts a subcutaneous tissue Glucose into a signal and passes it to CGMS monitor. Every 5 minutes, the monitor records a value, which is an average of these 30 samples. Monitor records 12 readings in 1 hour, 288 readings in one day and 864 reading in three days. Patient has to enter diet and insulin details in monitor. After 3 days monitor data is transferred into computer. Report is in a graph format so the doctor can analyse it very easily.
For Further Information
Please contact the Diabetes & Endocrinology department at Sterling Hospitals for further details.