Our Endocrinology and Diabetes clinic offers expert care for various thyroid, metabolic, pituitary, and diabetes conditions. Having access to the latest screening services, a choice of diagnostics and treatment options, and step-by-step support throughout your treatment journey.
Endocrinology & Diabetes Department treat patients with various disorders those includes:
Diabetes (is a lifelong condition that affects the body's ability to produce insulin)
Weight Control & Obesity (are defined as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that may weaken health)
Cholesterol (is a waxy type of fat, or lipid, which moves throughout your body in your blood)
Uric Acid & Gout (is a waste product found in the blood. It's created when the body breaks down chemicals called purines)
Thyroid (this endocrine gland secretes hormones into your bloodstream that control many important functions, including your body's metabolism)
Parathyroid gland disorders (The job of the parathyroid is to secrete parathyroid hormone, which helps regulate how the body uses calcium)
Pituitary gland disorder (Hormones produced from the pituitary gland helps to manage growth, energy management, thyroid glands, blood pressure, all functions of the sex organs, and metabolism as well as some aspects of pregnancy)
Reproductive endocrinology disorder
Menopause (Menopause is the absence of menses for 1 year. Women can experience menopause between 40 and 55 years of age)
Management of endocrine problems during pregnancy
Management of gut hormone disorders
Diabetes mellitus is most commonly known as diabetes, is a metabolic disease that causes high blood sugar. With most people having stressed lifestyles, diabetes mellitus has become a common health condition. If you're experiencing increased irritability, frequent urination, thirst, fatigue, or sudden weight loss, you might have diabetes. It's time to rule out your doubts before complications arise, which is why we suggest consulting our qualified team of the best Endocrinologist & diabetologist, and diabetes specialist doctors. An Endocrinologist physician masters diabetes, thyroid, and other hormone-related diseases, and we work with patients to control their blood sugar through various ways like exercise, diet, and medication. Experienced and Trusted diabetes doctors can help you understand your situation lifestyle, guide patients through diagnosis, and put you through the best treatment course.
Type 1 Diabetes: The Diabetes Type 1 symptoms are severe and experienced suddenly: Increased thirst, frequent urination, Or rapid weight loss. If you face any such issue, or Endocrinologist/ Diabetes Doctors can help you and put you through the best treatment plan.
Type 2 Diabetes: If you have a tingling sensation, suffering from excessive hunger, and see dark patches on your skin, the Possibility of having Diabetes Type 2 is high. In this case, you will feel fatigued most of the time and barely have any energy. It's best to seek guidance from a diabetes doctor to get to the assessment of the problem.
Prediabetes: means the patient blood glucose (blood sugar) level is higher than the normal range. When your blood glucose/ Blood Sugar levels reach a point, you have diabetes.
Nerve damage: When your body is not able the control blood sugar, and the content of sugar is quite high, there are chances where the patient can go through diabetic neuropathy, or nerve damage can cause numbness in your toes, hands, feet, or fingers, If you experience any such symptoms, we advised to consult the best doctor for diabetes.
Foot problems: With chronic diabetes, Foot problems are quite common with patients. Foot ulcers or Gangrene cannot lead to amputation of your foot, toe, or even part of your leg. Feel free to reach out to our best doctor for diabetes and with Sprint Medical, and we will make sure to advise you to make your decision.
Kidney damage: Diabetes can affect your pancreas, liver, and many organs of your body; kidneys are worst affected when you have chronic diabetes. Suppose you are experiencing a Kidney problem and also suffering from Diabetes. You can consult Sprint Medical's top Diabetes Doctors. Our team of expert Physicians can help you with timely diagnosis, treatment, and advice.
Gestational diabetes : is a condition in which your blood sugar levels become high during pregnancy. It affects up to 10% of women who are pregnant in the U.S. each year. It affects pregnant women who haven't ever been diagnosed with diabetes. There are two classes of gestational diabetes.
Endocrinologists treat diabetes type 1 and diabetes type 2 with blood sugar-reducing medications, including insulin, diet, and Educating patients with a Healthy Lifestyle. Most of the patients with type 2 diabetes can be managed safely by their General Physician. Still, in some patients, the condition has progressed to the point that they need to refer to an Endocrinologist for further assessment and create a specialized treatment plan.
Type 1 and other rare forms of Diabetes benefit from an endocrinologist's input as these can be difficult to manage. The endocrinologist will be the best to discuss glucose-sensing technologies, insulin pumps, avoiding hypoglycemia, and providing specialist reviews. It helps to have expert knowledge and experience.
Endocrinologists treat a patient with hormone disorder, and Diabetes is a form of hormonal disease of the pancreas. The pancreas gland plays a crucial part in our body's two different organ systems, 1. endocrine system and 2. exocrine system. Our body's endocrine system includes all the organs that produce chemicals; hormones that regulate our mood, growth, reproduction, and metabolism. Insulin and glucagon are two of the hormones produced by the pancreas. The exocrine system consists of glands that release substances such as saliva (in the mouth), sweat (to the skin); the pancreas is responsible for producing insulin. Beta cells produce insulin in the pancreas, and they are distributed in a cluster of cells called the Islets of Langerhans. Insulin is a hormone that is responsible for regulating blood sugar levels.
An endocrinologist treats problems related to your endocrine glands. Endocrine glands include the ovaries, thyroid, pancreas, parathyroid, testicles, hypothalamus, pituitary, and adrenal glands. Hormones that regulate sensory perception, metabolism, respiration, growth, reproduction, and movement. There is a wide range of medical conditions that are directly related to Hormone imbalances.Endocrinologists focus both on hormones, glands, and tissues that produce them. Endocrine disorders are complicated that why patients are referred to an endocrinologist.
Disease-related Hormone imbalance focuses on treating glands and tissue responsible for producing those hormones. Below are the common diseases treated by an endocrinologist:
Diabetes mellitus type 1 and Diabetes mellitus type 2
Gigantism (a child whose bones and body parts grow abnormally fast)
(PCOD)Polycystic ovarian disease
Cushing's syndrome (uncontrolled production of the cortisol hormone, which leads to weight gain and puffy face)
(abnormally short stature)
Certain cancers of the endocrine glands
The first visit to the endocrinologist office usually involves:
blood and urine tests
a complete medical history
an explanation of your management plan
a head-to-toe exam
An endocrinologist probably checks your blood sugar using a finger stick as well as an endocrinologist will want to check your mouth to ensure you don't have mouth infections, and they will check your hands and feet to ensure that you aren't developing sores or skin infections.
They will ask questions around current signs, symptoms, eating habits, and family history. They will also ask about your Lifestyle, exercise, working conditions, etc. It is essential to calculate and record your energy consumption and blood sugar. They will also need to know your current medications, allergies, and how often you check your blood sugar levels.
Blood Test for diabetes and prediabetes, glycosylated hemoglobin test (A1c) blood glucose test, and the.
Primarily a thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) assessment, the test to check thyroid function.
Blood tests for follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) can detect female hormonal issues and luteinizing hormone (LH).
Male hormone test for Testosterone.
Other blood tests to detect blood hormones, such as cortisol, 17 hydroxyprogesterone, aldosterone, vitamin D, PTH, prolactin, DHEA-sulfate, ACTH, and estrogen.
Tests for thyroglobulin (Tg) to monitor thyroid cancer.
Endocrinologist may ask some imaging exam to understand below:
Thyroid ultrasound imaging- To understand thyroid structure.
A thyroid scan can show the size the shape of the thyroid gland.
A radioactive iodine test assesses your thyroid function by measuring the amount of iodine in your thyroid gland.
A bone density scan, a simple X-ray, evaluates your bone health. This test is to rule out a bone density disorder called osteoporosis.
Adrenal CT scan or MRI to Identify if there is any tumor.
An orbit CT scan around eyes for evidence of Graves' disease. It's a thyroid function disorder.
Hunger and fatigue: Your body needs the energy to perform day to day function. Your body digests the food and converts that food into glucose that fuels the body with the energy source. Insulin is the hormone that moderates the balance of glucose. If Insulin production in your body is imbalanced, then the body might get less glucose hence a lack of energy and getting hungry often.
Excessive Thirst and Urinating: You are getting more thirsty and urinating a lot than usual. A healthy person will urinate 4-7 times in 24 hours. This happens because your body absorbs glucose that passes through your kidney, and with Diabetes, your body has more than regular blood sugar, and your kidney can not absorb that much sugar, and it causes the body to make more urine. Now you are urinating a lot, so you get very thirsty.
Itchy Skin and Dry Mouth: Now you are urinating a lot and using many-body fluids to pass urine. Your body gets dehydrated, and your mouth and skin get dry. Dry skin causes itchiness.
Blurred Vision: Due to an imbalance of fluids, fluid levels in your body could make the lenses in your eyes swell up and cause blurred vision.
Below are common symptoms if you have high blood sugar for a long time:
Below are common symptoms if you have high blood sugar for a long time:
Yeast Infection: Men and Women both can get a yeast infection if their blood sugar is glucose. Yeast feed on sugar, so having a lot of sugar in your blood makes yeast grow often. Infection can develop in any moist, warm fold of skin. The common region of getting yeast is between fingers and toes, sexual organs, and under the breast.
Delay in healing cuts and wounds: High blood sugar can affect blood circulation and cause nerve damage that makes it hard for wounds to get cured quickly.
Numbness in legs and pain in your feet: This is another symptom of nerve damage.
Weight loss: If your body can't produce a balanced source of energy from food, it will start burning excess fat and then muscles.
Vomiting and Nausea: When the body starts burning fat, it makes ketones, and it builds up in the blood to dangerous levels. Ketones can make you feel sick and nauseated.
Diabetes is caused for many reasons; it may be because of your genetics and family history, Lifestyle, eating habits, and environmental factors. There is no common factor that fits the cause of Diabetes in normal individuals or the type. For Example, Type 1 diabetes is considerably gestational Diabetes, and Type 2 diabetes is the disease of body resistance to insulin.
Polyphagia, polydipsia, and polyuria are the three main diabetes signs that translate to Hunger, Thirst, and Urination. The three P's not always come at the same time or occur together. They're a standard indicator of Diabetes, which is high blood sugar in your system. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, then please see your doctor rule out Diabetes.
There is no cure for Diabetes yet discovered. But you can suppress the disease, or the condition can go into remission. When the body is not showing any symptoms of Diabetes and maintains regular blood sugar, it is technically known as remission.
Partial Remission: When a patient has managed blood glucose to less than a diabetic patient for not less than one year without medicine.
Complete Remission: When the patient blood sugar is maintained as an average person for at least one year without medication.
Prolonged Remission: When complete remission lasts for at least five years.