Best Diabetes Hospital in Chennai


Diabetes, a disease in which the body doesn’t produce or properly use insulin, a hormone produced in the pancreas that converts sugar into energy. It can cause serious health complications such as blindness, kidney failure, nerve damage and the need for lower-extremity amputations.

Conditions & Treatments

  • The goal of diabetes management is to keep blood glucose levels as close to normal as safely possible.
  • Since diabetes may greatly increase the risk for heart disease and peripheral artery disease, measures to control blood pressure and cholesterol levels are an essential part of diabetes treatment as well.
  • Oral Medications
  • Dietary Management and Physical Activity
    • Modifying eating habits and increasing physical activity are typically the first steps toward reducing blood sugar levels.
  • Insulin Therapy
    • Rapid-acting
    • Short-acting
    • Intermediate-acting
    • Long-acting

Best Hospital for Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes

At the Astra Specialist Hospital, we offer something not accessible at some other private outpatient facility in the best Diabetes Hospital, Chennai. Here, under one roof, we have the best infra as well as a single team that unites front line mastery in each part of diabetes care, leading specialists in their regions, working close by one another – in a truly “signed up” way.

Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes is an auto-immune condition where the body mistakenly attacks its own insulin-producing beta cells – resulting in an insulin deficiency. The main symptoms include increased thirst, weight loss and frequent urination.

No one knows yet why this type of diabetes is so variable among different groups of people and in different countries, or why it’s steadily on the rise. There may be a genetic susceptibility in some populations, and some believe that environmental factors – like toxins, viruses or early diet – could be partly to blame.

Maintaining normal glucose levels with varying eating habits Type 1 diabetes is treated with insulin injections. And with modern care, including the use of sensor technology, we can now achieve good glucose levels without hypoglycaemia (i.e. low blood sugar).

We use the latest insulins, pumps and drugs to prevent weight gain, which can be a real problem for some patients.

Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes occurs more frequently in mid-life, though it’s now rapidly increasing among people of all ages. With the major increase in childhood obesity, type 2 diabetes is now increasingly found in children.

Obesity and inactivity are currently on the rise, which leads experts to describe the current surge in the disease as an epidemic. The numbers of people affected worldwide could double by 2025. Diabetes currently costs our health systems almost £10 billion each year and tackling the rise in the disease is vital

The disease runs in families. If either of your parents has type 2 diabetes, there is a 10–15% chance that you’ll get it.

Benefit From Our Diabetes Service

  • You’re having problems managing your blood sugar
  • You want to know more about diabetes and understand what’s happening to your health
  • You have complex issues that need more time to discuss and solve
  • You need a personalised approach and a team to back you up
  • You need flexible appointments that can fit easily into your schedule
  • You have side effects or problems with your medication for diabetes
  • You’re interested in the newest therapies available
  • You do sports with diabetes and need advice on glucose management during exercise
  • If you are caring for a child with diabetes
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