Dolfin Hospital provides treatment, prevention and education in endocrine diseases.Treatment is administered through outpatient services in the DHIC.
Diabetes is a chronic disease that requires continuing medical care and self management.
There are many issues beyond good blood sugar control that need to be addressed. Comprehensive care for diabetic patients is provided through our team of diabetologist, nurse educator, dietician, ophthalmologist, podiatrist and physiotherapist. Other than monitoring blood sugars, weight, blood pressure, cholesterol, and adverse effects of drug therapy, we also have a programme to screen the feet, eyes and kidneys for complications of diabetes.
We manage a whole spectrum of endocrine and metabolic diseases. As most endocrine disorders are chronic disorders, we integrate care by facilitating step-down care or through co-management with the referring primary care physicians when appropriate.
The services provided under the specialty include:
Diabetes education and counselling
Lifestyle changes, such as incorporating regular exercises
Range and effects of available oral agents for diabetes
Insulin therapy and home blood sugar testing
Preventing and managing acute and chronic complications
Emotional adjustments to coping with diabetes
Other special needs like caring for elderly with diabetes, travelling tips for people with diabetes and coping during Ramadan for Muslim patients
Implement specific diet strategies and plan meals
Medical nutritional therapy for disease states that are linked to diabetes
Advice on footwear and foot care to prevent these complications