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Diabetology

A whopping 422 million of people with diabetes live worldwide and India ranks among top 3 countries with a diabetic population. Diabetes (also called diabetes mellitus) is a serious, chronic disorder and the possibility of severe complications is very much possible. Apollo Clinic provides comprehensive and compassionate care for patients with type 1, type 2, gestational diabetes, pre-diabetes and other related disorders.

At Apollo Clinic, we reinforce that Diabetes is a disorder and not a disease. It is a condition that is very much in our control. It is the core belief that drives our team of highly skilled and experienced diabetologists to make the country diabetes-free.

Diagnosis-

The first step taken by specialists at Apollo Clinic is to understand the type of diabetes that has affected the individual based on the symptoms. There are broadly four types of diabetes-

Type 1 Diabetes or Insulin-dependent Diabetes (Juvenile Diabetes)- An autoimmune condition, wherein the body's immune system destroys the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas, thus creating a lack of insulin in the body.

Type 2 Diabetes or Non-insulin Dependent Diabetes- A condition in which insulin is produced in insufficient amounts. People with type 2 diabetes experience symptoms so mild that they usually go unnoticed.

Gestational Diabetes- A temporary condition that arises during the second trimester of pregnancy and then disappears. Women with gestational diabetes often have no symptoms.

Pre-diabetes- A state where an individual’s blood sugar is higher than normal but not high enough to be diagnosed with diabetes. It indicates a high-risk of diabetes and also the onset of heart or blood vessel diseases.

Some symptoms common to all 4 types of diabetes include-

  • Blurred vision
  • Extreme tiredness
  • Genital itching
  • Slow healing of wounds
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Hungry, even while eating
  • Frequent urination

Each of the 4 types has its unique course of management. Depending on what type of diabetes you have, your age, your lifestyle and overall health, our experts suggest personalized treatment for you.

Apollo Clinic aims at encouraging patients to receive early speciality care and education – getting them on the right track with their diabetes management. We aim to make diabetes ‘disease-free' by delivering the best outcomes through a patient-centric care model which combines comprehensive clinical care with sustained lifestyle management and some behavioural changes in the individual.

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