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Endocrinology is a broad science and includes diabetes, thyroid diseases, osteoporosis, calcium disorders, hypertension, adrenal diseases, hypoglycemic disorders, pituitary diseases, reproductive disorders, growth disorders in children and parathyroid disorders.
General endocrinology consultations are available by appointment.
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Diabetes consultations are available by appointment. Diabetes is a chronic disease which requires constant follow up with a multidisciplinary team and providers. Providence is interested in taking care of patients with type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes, gestational diabetes and special forms of diabetes.
Continuous Glucose Monitoring Systems (CGMS) are used for selected patients to understand the blood sugar pattern for insulin dose adjustment. Insulin pumps are deployed in motivated patients who require them.
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The thyroid clinic is run every Wednesday 1 PM to 5 PM. The clinic is involved in follow up of patients with all thyroid problems including hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, thyroid nodules, congenital hypothyroidism, thyroid disease in children and differentiated thyroid cancer. The centre collaborates with external centers for thyroid ultrasound, FNAC, radionuclide scans and radioactive iodine therapy.
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Pediatric Endocrinology Clinics
The Pediatric Endocrinology Clinics are run every Saturday 9 AM to 5 PM. The clinic is involved in management of all Pediatric Endocrine Diseases including type 1 diabetes, childhood obesity, thyroid disease, short stature, pubertal diseases, adrenal disease, congenital adrenal hyperplasia, hypogonadism, Turner syndrome, Vitamin D deficiency and other calcium disorders. The centre has extensive experience in growth hormone therapy. We regularly do dynamic endocrine tests like Synacthen stimulation, GH stimulation tests and GnRH stimulation tests. We collaborate with external institutions to bring you best in special hormonal tests and genetic tests.
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Nutrition and Diet Clinics
Consultations are available for diet and nutrition on all days by prior appointment. Patients can avail diet support for diabetes, obesity, kidney diseases, liver diseases, elevated uric acid levels, low fat diet. Diet support for carbohydrate counting is provided to type 1 diabetes patients.
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Diabetes education is provided to both type 1 and type 2 diabetes as a part of the comprehensive diabetes evaluation. This is provided in a one to one format by our trained diabetes educators. The education covers diet, physical activity, insulin administration, behavioral modification and self monitoring.
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Preventive Foot Care
All subjects with diabetes are advised to undergo a foot evaluation to look for neuropathy, foot deformities and blood flow. We use monofilament testing, biothesiometer and foot Doppler for foot testing. Preventive foot care advice is given to all patients. Minor podiatry procedure like corn removal is done by a podiatrist.
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The centre follows the CDC and ADA policies for immunization of patients with diabetes. Hepatitis B, Pneumococcal Vaccine, Chicken pox vaccination and Influenza (Flu shots) are advised to patients who require them.
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Our laboratory is fully equipped for all tests in endocrinology and diabetes. The phlebotomy is performed by technicians with experience and samples are analyzed in fully automated analyzers. All biochemical tests are done in imported machines and follows a strict internal and external quality control.
Biorad D10: This machine this is the Gold Standard method for HbA1c and is done by HPLC. Turbo Chem.: this is a fully automated random access biochemistry analyzer by Awareness Technologies, USA.
C111 Roche Fully Automated Chemistry Analyzer: This is a fully automated bench top chemistry analyzer. From pipetting to final reports being done on a continuous analyses with Roche proprietary reagents, there is no room for error.
Alfa Wasserman Starlyte III analyser: Electrolyte analyzer by ion-specific electrodes. (Germany)
ELECSYS 2010: Manufactured by Roche, Germany, ELECSYS 2010 uses electro chemilumniscence system for hormonal analysis. This machine can process all the hormonal investigations with a rapid turnaround time. Electrochemilumniscence is the gold standard technology for commercial hormonal analysis.
Medonic 3 part cell counter: 3 part differential cell counter for hematology (Italy)
Roche Urisys 1100 Urine analyzer: automated testing of urine samples for various parameters
The laboratory runs daily internal quality controls and also takes part regularly in EQAS by Biorad, USA and CMC Vellore for biochemistry and hormones. The laboratory confers to the Essential Standards for Medical Laboratories by the Quality Council of India (QCI) which covers internal quality checks, external quality checks, proficiency testing and reporting.
Timing: The laboratory functions from 7 AM to 5 PM on week days and from 7 AM to 12 Noon on Sunday.
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Providence Pharmacy Services stores all common medications for patients with diabetes and endocrine problems. Medicines are sourced only from reputed manufacturers and stored in ideal conditions. We store human and analog Insulin, Victoza and vaccines for patients with diabetes. In addition, accessories like glucometer, lancets, insulin pump supplies and diabetic footwear are also stored. The pharmacy dispenses other medications like Growth hormone, Testosterone, Teriparatide and Leuprolide. Insulin is stored at 2-8 C in temperature calibrated refrigerators and is monitored by a digital thermometers and temperature log.
In addition to just dispensing the medication, our pharmacists and nurses will help teach use of insulin pens, glucometers and hormones. You can clear your doubt on medications with our trained pharmacists.
Home delivery services: the pharmacy has home delivery services for our regular patients. Patient can avail this service by calling 8281181311. Medicines are delivered within and outside city limits subject to conditions. Insulin is delivered with cool packing and in thermal insulated bags to maintain the cold chain.
Timing: 9 AM to 5 PM (Monday to Saturday)