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Diabetes is like and epidemic in India. DHS Hospital physicians offer the optimum care tailor made for your needs. The treatment of Diabetes does not end with a few tablets or injections a day, you must constantly be aware of your disease and control it. Once you learn to maintain your blood sugar levels within normal limits all through the day and check for complications and treat them, you have conquered your diabetes. You must do four things to be on top of your diabetes:
Diabetes mellitus (DM), commonly known as diabetes, is a group of metabolic disorders characterized by high blood sugar levels over a prolonged period. Symptoms of high blood sugar include frequent urination, increased thirst, and increased hunger. If left untreated, diabetes can cause many complications.
Diabetes mellitus is a disease that prevents your body from properly using the energy from the food you eat. Diabetes occurs in one of the following situations:
To better understand diabetes, it helps to know more about how the body uses food for energy (a process called metabolism).
Your body is made up of millions of cells. To make energy, the cells need food in a very simple form. When you eat or drink, much of your food is broken down into a simple sugar called glucose. Glucose provides the energy your body needs for daily activities.
The blood vessels and blood are the highways that transport sugar from where it is either taken in (the stomach) or manufactured (in the liver) to the cells where it is used (muscles) or where it is stored (fat). Sugar cannot go into the cells by itself. The pancreas releases insulin into the blood, which serves as the helper, or the “key,” that lets sugar into the cells for use as energy.
When sugar leaves the bloodstream and enters the cells, the blood sugar level is lowered. Without insulin, or the “key,” sugar cannot get into the body’s cells for use as energy. This causes sugar to rise. Too much sugar in the blood is called “hyperglycemia” (high blood sugar).
There are two main types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2:
Other types of diabetes might result from pregnancy (gestational diabetes), surgery, use of certain medicines, various illnesses and other specific causes.
Gestational diabetes occurs when there is a high blood glucose level during pregnancy. As pregnancy progresses, the developing baby has a greater need for glucose. Hormone changes during pregnancy also affect the action of insulin, which brings about high blood glucose levels.
Blood glucose levels usually return to normal after childbirth. However, women who have had gestational diabetes have an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes later in life.
It is important to note that sugar itself does not cause diabetes. Eating a lot of sugar can lead to tooth decay, but it does not cause diabetes.
Most people have symptoms of low blood sugar (hypoglycaemia) when their blood sugar is less than 70 mg/dl. When your blood sugar is low, your body gives out signs that you need food. Different people have different symptoms. You will learn to know your symptoms.
Apart from the clinical departments DHS hospital has many critical and crucial supportive facilities. These insure prompt and quality patient care.
DHS hospital is the best place for patients needing lifetime dialysis. Our ultra-modern dialysis machines give the best results.
DHS hospital arranges ambulance transfer patients 24x7. The ambulance staff is trained to take care of the patient during transit.
Patients are admitted and discharged on the same day. Services include chemotherapy, arthroscopy, endoscopy, eye & ENT surgery, appendectomy, hernia etc.
Unless you know about common diseases, you cannot get the best treatment. DHS hospital organizes regular health education seminars for patients.
It ensures the right medicines at the right place at the right time, stored at the right temperature, available 24x7.
When ‘time is life’, this is the only transport option for critically ill patients. DHS hospital organizes ICU on wheels.