Endocrinology/Diabetes

The Department of Diabetes and Endocrinology is a consultant led department providing services to adults (above age of 14 years), both inpatients and outpatients, on a six day per week basis.

Our services include consultation and treatment for the below conditions:

  • Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes
  • MODY (Maturity onset Diabetes of Young), LADA (Latent autoimmune Diabetes in adults)
  • Diabetic Nephropathy in conjunction with nephrology
  • Diabetic foot Disease in conjunction with a vascular surgeon
  • Insulin pump
  • DAFNE and DESMOND Diabetes 
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis and Hyperglycaemic Hyperosmolar Syndrome
  • Diabetes in and around pregnancy and Gestational Diabetes Mellitus 
  • Management of Type 1 and Type 2 DM in pregnancy
  • Uncontrolled and Secondary hypertension
  • Uncontrolled Hyperlipidemea
  • Thyroid disorders (Overactive, underactive and thyroid eye disease) and use of radioiodine in benign thyroid disease 
  • Thyroid nodules including doing thyroid FNAC and assessment and follow up of thyroid cancer 
  • Dynamic endocrine function tests e.g. Short Synacthen test etc.
  • Adrenal , pituitary and hypothalamic disease
  • Vitamin D deficiency and osteoporosis
  • Endocrine causes of obesity
  • Reproductive endocrinology, hypogonadism, erectile dysfunction and testosterone deficiency
  • Polycystic ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and hirsuitism

The department also refers to ophthalmologists for retinopathy evaluation, to neurology for nerve conduction studies and EMG for neuropathy and myopathy evaluation, to vascular surgeons and radiology for fine needle aspiration biopsy of thyroid nodules and subsequently thyroid surgery as required.  Referrals are also made to cardiology for evaluation and assessment of high risk cases and a dietician for appropriate guidance to patients regarding management of diseases as complex as diabetes, hyperlipidemea, metabolic syndrome and obesity.  A nephrologist is also involved when patients have chronic kidney disease secondary to diabetes and hypertension.