SL Raheja Hospital is located in the suburb of Mahim in Mumbai It is associated with Fortis Hospitals and has established a high standard of healthcare services and medical facilities since its inception. We are one of the best multispecialty hospitals in Mumbai
S.L. Raheja Hospital (A Fortis Associate) Raheja Rugnalaya Marg, Mahim (W), Mumbai, Maharashtra - 400016, India.
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Diabetes is one of the leading causes of death in the world. Known in medical parlance as Diabetes mellitus, this is a condition characterized by high blood glucose levels, caused either due to insufficient production of blood glucose controlling hormones or unresponsiveness of the cells to the blood glucose controlling hormones, or both.
Diabetes is a metabolic disease and a lifestyle disorder that manifests as high blood sugar levels. The food that we consume is the main source of glucose that gets utilised as the energy required for our daily functions. The hormone insulin produced by the pancreas is responsible for converting glucose into energy. Due to either insufficient insulin production by the pancreas (insulin insufficiency) or due to the resistance of action of insulin (insulin resistance) the glucose does not get converted into energy thereby increasing the level of glucose in the blood (hyperglycaemia).
Diabetology is the study of diabetes and a diabetologist is a doctor specialising in the diagnosis and management of diabetes. Diabetologists treat the different forms of diabetes mellitus including type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, gestational diabetes and secondary diabetes and also prevent and manage the acute and long term complications of diabetes.
S.L. Raheja Hospital - A Fortis Associate is the pioneer and leading hospital in Mumbai for the treatment and management of diabetes. The panel of diabetologists include some of the most experienced and well-known stalwarts in this field. S.L. Raheja is also home to the Diabetic Association of India which creates awareness of diabetes among the general population and persons with diabetes (PWD). This is the only association in India that has a dedicated specialised hospital to cater to diabetic patients and the complications resulting from it.
Individuals with type 1 diabetes have absolute insulin deficiency due to the pancreas not producing insulin, this usually happens due to an autoimmune reaction where the individual's immune system attacks the pancreatic beta cells and destroys the insulin-producing cells.
Type 1 diabetes is most commonly diagnosed in children and young adults and this is also known as juvenile diabetes. People with type 1 diabetes need to take insulin daily as part of their medication and treatment plan and to survive.
This form of diabetes is the most common type and has made India the diabetes capital of the world. Type 2 diabetes develops at any age but usually occurs in middle age and older people due to a poor lifestyle, faulty habits and a genetic predisposition. Individuals with type 2 diabetes are unable to produce and utilise insulin well and their treatment usually includes lifestyle modification, oral medication and sometimes insulin therapy.
This type of diabetes develops in women during pregnancy. Gestational diabetes usually resolves post-childbirth but predisposes the mother to develop type 2 diabetes later in life. Many times diabetes that is diagnosed during pregnancy may be pre-existing type 2 diabetes.
It is an autoimmune disorder, that is, the immune system attacks and kills the cells in the pancreas which produce hormones to control the blood sugar levels due to a combination of genetic predisposition and other unidentified environmental factors.
This is mainly caused due to the resistance of the cells to blood glucose controlling hormones. Because of this, the glucose cannot be moved from the blood into the cells. Gradually, as sugar builds up in the blood, it poisons the pancreas, making it more difficult to keep the blood glucose levels under control.
There are certain other risk factors which puts a person at an increased risk of developing diabetes:
High blood sugar levels over a prolonged period can lead to acute and chronic complications. The most common are heart diseases, kidney diseases, eye problems or retinopathy, nerve damage or neuropathy, diabetic foot complications and dental diseases.
The acute complications may be related to high blood sugars or hypoglycemia (low blood sugar).
The diabetologists in Mumbai, at S.L. Raheja Hospital recommend routine check-ups and screenings for complications that may arise due to high blood sugar levels in patients with diabetes. S.L. Raheja Hospital has a multidisciplinary team that successfully manages the complications of diabetes.
The department of diabetology at S.L. Raheja Hospital, Mahim offers state-of-the-art diagnostic, laboratory and treatment options for all types of diabetes. Our hospital is the only comprehensive diabetes treatment centre that provides extensive services related to the management and rehabilitation of persons with diabetes.
S.L. Raheja is the best hospital for diabetes in Mumbai and has some of the most experienced and India’s best diabetologists on its panel that work in tandem with rehabilitation specialists, nutritionists and other medical professionals in a multidisciplinary approach to offer specialised and individualised diabetic care to patients across all ages. With state-of-the-art facilities, our experts and medical staff are committed to providing excellent clinical management in some of the most challenging complications of diabetes.
Type 1 diabetes is treated by injecting blood glucose controlling hormones into the fatty tissue through the skin by the means of a syringe, pre-filled cartridges, pumps or jet injectors.
Treatment for type 2 diabetes consists of the following measures:
We provide the highest level of care to every patient, so that, they remember us for the services that were more than what they had expected.