Treatment of complications of Diabetes Mellitus is expensive, and preventive care is the best. It is well known that Diabetes Mellitus affects all systems. Patients are assessed for Ophthalmic, Neurologic, Cardiac, Renal and peripheral Vascular problems (Diabetic foot) by Dr. Biju Paul, Physician and Diabetologist, taking care to avoid duplicity and unnecessary investigation expenses.
We hold classes for diet advice and general education for the diabetic patient. Patients in need of insulin initiation are informed about the benefits of insulin therapy and all efforts are made to remove their fears. Unstable diabetics requiring insulin therapy are admitted (if necessary) for stabilization and referred back to the referring doctor for routine management.
The clinic functions as a referral center for diabetic foot problems. Patients with diabetic foot ulcers are offered vascularity assessment. This helps to predict healing or non- healing of ulcers and need for bypass. Aoto-bifemoral, femoropopliteal bypass, endarterectomy, thrombectomy, embolectomy are a few of the vascular procedures being done by our vascular surgeon, Dr. M K Padmanabhan. All care is taken to prevent amputation of limb. Patients with foot problems are advised regarding posture, walking exercises, callosity, to enail care, footwear and claw foot correction.
All patients are routinely referred back to the referring doctor for follow-up.