|M.V. Centre for Diabetes
(Affiliated to M.V.Hospital for Diabetes (P) Ltd
An ISO 9001:2000 Certified Institution, Royapuram, Chennai
WHO Collaborating Centre for Research Education & Training in Diabetes)
No. 855/A 10th Main Road,
5th A Cross BSK I Stage,
2nd Block, Srinivasa Nagar,
Bangalore - 560 050.
Phone: 080 – 26678818
Services of Visiting Consultants in Cardiology, Neurology, Nephrology and so on are provided as and when required for individual patients.
The department aims to identify diabetic patients with ‘chronic periodontitis’ which is now considered as the 6th COMPLICATION OF DIABETES MELLITUS. Chronic periodontits and other oral manifestations of diabetes mellitus are detected early and comprehensively treated. There is also proper interaction between dental and medical treatment in a diabetic patient, apart from carrying out research.
Several useful products for people with diabetes have been displayed in the Dia Shoppe. Products are also available at a nominal cost. People can choose a wide variety of items from products for foot care to insulin delivery system.
Special Footwear for people with Diabetes
Diabetes can affect your feet and cause loss of sensation on the feet. Due to this, people with Diabetes may underestimate and ignore their foot problems. Hence, they are vulnerable to injury on the feet. New types of footwear are now being prepared at MVH Royapuram with technical assistance from C.L.R.I. Chennai for Diabetic patients with foot problems. This department provides special footwear, which is made-up of new types of insole materials for patients with high risk foot. Less weight, cheap and aesthetically appearing footwear are available. These footwear will be beneficial to all the Diabetics, who require special footwear to prevent high pressures under the feet.
Departments Offering Unique and Value Added Services
There are different departments, which give good support for the total care of the patient. A brief account of the special services offered by the various departments is given in the succeeding paragraphs.
Department of Diabetes Education
Diabetes Mellitus is a chronic metabolic disorder. Individuals affected by diabetes need to learn self-management skills and make life style changes to manage diabetes effectively and avoid or delay the complications associated with this disorder. For these reasons, self-management education is the cornerstone of treatment for people with diabetes.
The main objective is to make the information clear, concise, practical and at the same time dispelling any myths associated with diabetes and its treatment. Counseling with regard to lifestyle modification to achieve better health status is also being done by qualified professionals. The department also ensures that the patient is equipped with self-care skills with regard to his diabetes management, which would include self-administration of insulin, blood glucose monitoring, prevention of complications etc.
The diabetes education imparted by the department may be called “Self management training and Self management education” as well as diabetes patient education. The following unique services are offered by us:
Department of Dietetics & Nutrition
- Interactive Lecture Sessions & Audiovisual Presentation in English & Tamil.
- Individual Counselling and Diet Advice.
- Books on Diabetes in English, Tamil, Hindi, Telugu & Malayalam for sale.
- CD-ROM on Diabetes in English for sale.
It involves in individual dietetic counseling. Qualified dietitians focus on patient’s needs, disease condition, and quality of life thereby tailoring the diet prescription to fit the patient’s lifestyle. The dietitians work in cohort with the team of health care professionals in helping the patient to achieve better diabetes control and preventing complications associated with this disorder. Dietitians strive to bring a holistic approach to medical nutrition therapy including behavior and lifestyle modification along with providing healthier nutritional choices.
Department of Laboratory Sciences
Provides all the necessary investigations to diagnose and treat diabetes with the latest technology available. Facilities are available to monitor blood glucose levels, lipid profile, renal function tests, liver function tests and other related metabolic parameters by using the advanced techniques in Hitachi 912 Auto Analyser. The Analyser is capable of processing 360 tests per hour.
As a special feature, BIO-RAD VARIANT is available, to find out how the blood glucose level has been maintained in the past 2-3 months, which uses the latest High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) technique. ADVIA-60 Cell Counter gives a complete picture of the blood which includes Total Count, Differential Count, Haemoglobin, RBC and Platelets Count, which is an automated machine totally.
Everyday Quality Control Programme is run to start with, then only the patient’s samples are processed and a Quality Control Record is maintained to ensure the quality of the results given to the patients.
Department of Ophthalmology
The Ophthalmology unit has facilities for routine screening of patients for the early diagnosis of Diabetic Eye Disease (Retinopathy). This enables the patient to have prompt attention and prevents blindness.
This unit performs biothesiometry and doppler tests. Biothesiometry test checks the nerve sensation in the hands and the feet. Doppler test assesses the blood flow in arteries and veins and checks the blood pressure in both the limbs. Patients having Diabetic Neuropathy and Peripheral Vascular Disease will be imparted the necessary foot care education.
Foot Clinic also provides information about special footwear for diabetics developed by us and manufactured by the Footwear Manufacturing Unit located in M.V. Hospital for Diabetes, Royapuram. Patients requiring services of pedicurist are referred to the Pedicure Unit.
Patients with complaints such as burning sensation over feet, numbness in the feet / presence of cracks in the feet are referred to this unit. The pedicurist provides the necessary specialized services and also educates the patient about foot care including pedicure measures to be carried out daily at home.
Electro Cardio Graphy Unit
This unit has an automatic M1772A - HP Pagewriter 100 ECG machine. The ECG technician explains to the patients about the procedure and ensures that the recording of ECG is carried out without any discomfort to the patient.
Department of Electronic Data Processing
All the procedures after a patient is registered are operated through a structured computer network system. The includes appointment, registration, medical records, requisition for lab tests, billing, laboratory results, administrative and financial accounting etc. The computer also analyses and stores information such as case summary, lab results summary and does clinical audit. Research data is also stored and retrieved for statistical analysis and research purpose.