Diabetes

The Endocrine System consists of a collection of glands that control basic body functions such as metabolism of sugars, fats and proteins. It also involves regulation of calcium, growth and sexual development, because these are controlled by secretion of different chemicals into the blood. These substances are called hormones. The amount of hormone produced by each gland is carefully controlled. Too much or too little of certain hormone can have effects throughout the body and cause various disorders. The endocrine system consists of following glands.

Pituitary gland

Situated at the base of the brain and it secretes
Growth hormone
Antidiuretic hormone
Prolactin
Oxytocin
Stimulating hormones for gonads (FSH and LH)
Thyroid Stimulating Hormone

Pancreas

Present near the stomach and it secretes
Insulin
Glucagon

Adrenal glands

One on each side, present on top of each kidney, has two independent parts. These glands
secrete
Cortisone
Androgens
Aldosterone
Adrenaline
Noradrenalin

Thyroid gland

Found in the front of the neck, and secretes
Thyroxin
Calcitonin

Parathyroid gland

Four glands, close to the thyroid gland and they secrete
Parathyroid hormone

Gonads

Two in each body
(Male and female reproductive organs); they secrete
Testosterone in males
Estrogen/progesterone in females

We emphasize a personalized approach to care, tailoring the treatment program to the individual needs and capacities of the patient. The Endocrinology Unit diagnoses and treats all endocrine-related conditions of children, adolescents and adults. Our specialty includes treatment of following conditions:

Pituitary problems

(Tumors, and prolactin disorders)

Growth disorders

(Short stature, abnormal growth)

Thyroid problems

(Goiters, Hypothyroid and hyperthyroid disorders, thyroid cancers)

Adrenal problems

(Cortisol deficiencies and excess, hypertension)
Problems of puberty

Hypoglycemia

(Low Glucose)

Diabetes insipidus and inappropriate release of vasopressin, associated with thirst

disorders and electrolyte imbalance.

(Abnormal Sodium and other electrolytes)

Parathyroid problems

(High or low Calcium states)

Calcium and bone disorders

(Osteoporosis, osteomalacia, Vitamin D disorders)

Hirsutism

(Abnormal hair growth in females)

Women hormonal issues

(Menopause, HRT, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome)

Lipid disorders

(high cholesterol and triglycerides)

Diabetes mellitus

SERVICES

Physicians are also specially trained diabetologists. Our services offer comprehensive care of following disorders:
– Type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus.
– Gestational diabetes mellitus.
– Diabetic foot.
– Obesity.
– High Cholesterol ( Dyslipidemia).
– Endocrine disorder as listed above

With the help of specialized diabetes educationist and dedicated nutritionist, all patients are provided with diabetes education and a diet plan tailored to their needs and capacities. Our diabetic clinic has facilities to have on spot blood glucose checkup, doppler ultrasound to assess blood flow in feet, and eye exam including retinal checkup. Free screening of cholesterol and urine albumin, are held in the clinics periodically. Round the clock support to
our diabetic patients is available in the form of a 24- hour Diabetic helpline.

Diabetologist

  • Dr. Capt. Liaquat Shaikh

    Diabetologist
    MBBS /Diploma (Diabetology)
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