Welcome to the Department of Diabetology and Endocrinology of Good Luck Hospital Diabetes is a raging epidemic affecting hundreds of millions of people across the world.
India alone has more than 67 million diabetics, far and away the highest number in the world. With sedentary lifestyles, unhealthy diets and the pressures of modern working life, the numbers are expected to cross 100 million in the next 15 years.
It is no wonder that it is known as a disease of civilisation. Add to this health complications such as rickets which come with our childrens’ indoor lifestyles and we have a whole new challenge. Doctors at the Department of Diabetology and Endocrinology have helped thousands of patients regain normal lifestyles through a host of modern technologies and therapies such as insulin pumps and SGLT2 medication and many others. Our goal is to be the Best Diabetes Hospital In Coimbatore, providing the best treatment to patients. Read more about the department here and do visit us to know more about how we can help you overcome your challenges.
Diabetes mellitus (commonly known just as diabetes) is a metabolic disorder. When food is eaten, it is mostly transformed into glucose (sugar). This glucose becomes a prime source of energy when absorbed by cells. Insulin is required for this glucose to be absorbed. When the insulin levels in the blood drop, sugar cannot be absorbed by the cells and instead builds up in the bloodstream. This can be either due to inadequate production of insulin or the cells’ inability to absorb it. This condition is known as diabetes and there are different kinds of it.
When the body does not produce insulin it is known as Type 1 diabetes. This tends to manifest before the age of forty and often even in teenagers and young adults. It accounts for only 5% to 10% of all diabetes cases. It is progressive although the rate at which it progresses varies from person to person.
Type 2 diabetes is the most commonly occurring form of diabetes, affecting 90% to 95% of all patients. In it, either the body cannot produce enough insulin or the cells may not react to that which is produced (insulin resistance). Improper diet with excess sugar is the major contributor and obesity is a major cause. It is clearly a disease of civilisation although there is also a significant genetic factor as evidenced by it being far more common in people of African, South Asian and Middle Eastern descent. This form of diabetes is contracted by women during pregnancy during which time blood glucose levels are substantially high. Between 2% and 10% of all pregnant women suffer from it. The condition may disappear completely after pregnancy although a small percentage do contract diabetes mellitus (mostly of Type 2) later.
This form of diabetes is contracted by women during pregnancy during which time blood glucose levels are substantially high. Between 2% and 10% of all pregnant women suffer from it. The condition may disappear completely after pregnancy although a small percentage do contract diabetes mellitus (mostly of Type 2) later.
Prediabetes is a state where the body has higher glucose levels than normal but not high enough to classify as diabetes. It is a state which can last for years beforetransitioning to full blown diabetes.