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  • Diabetic Foot Clinic

    The Hyderabad Diabetes Centre Foot Care Program can help manage foot problems you may develop. It offers access to a multidisciplinary team that cares for the entire spectrum of diabetic foot disease. Care ranges from advice on prevention for people who have never had foot problems to surgical solutions for those with advanced foot disease.

    • Nerve Damage
    • Blood Vessel Damage
    • Ulcers
    • Infections that result in Tissue Damage
    • Bone and Joint Damage, or Gangrene

    The Diabetic Foot Clinic provides multidisciplinary foot care for patients with acute diabetic foot problems:

    What we do

    • Diabetic foot ulcers
    • Charcot osteoarthropathy
    • Painful neuropathies
    • Ulcer debridement and wound dressing
    • Total contact casting.

    The team includes a consultant diabetologist, podiatrists and nurses. There is also input into the clinic from orthotists and a joint clinic with orthopaedic and vascular consultants. We are committed to providing the best quality care and to furthering the understanding of the diabetic foot, through clinical research.


    Causes of Diabetic Foot

    Diabetes has many complications related to eyes, heart, kidneys etc. But the most common and threatening complication is a DIABETIC FOOT. The maximum number of hospital admissions in diabetics are due to foot problems and not because of heart and kidney ailments.

    • Uncontrolled blood sugar levels
    • Vasculopathy
    • Peripheral neuropathy

    Complications in Diabetic Foot

    An ulcer is a break in the skin that penetrates to deeper layers. If the ulcer is not treated properly, or if circulation is impaired, it may not heal. Continued walking on the foot further prevents the ulcer from healing. The ulcer can become infected and progress to the point where it threatens the foot or leg. Changes in the bones, ligaments and joints of the foot can also occur in people with diabetes, and may result in collapse of the foot.


    Other complications:

    • Diabetic ulcers – the loss of skin and subcutaneous tissue over areas of pressure
    • Neuropathy – loss of sensation due to damage to peripheral nerves
    • Charcot joint disease – Severe destructive joint changes to the neuropathic foot
    • Diabetic osteolysis – the resorbtion of bone, especially of the forefoot bones
    • Osteomyelitis – infection of bone, usually from an overlying skin ulcer
    • Amputation of foot or leg due to severe infection

    Foot Care:

    • Wash your feet daily. Dry carefully between the toes.
    • Apply a moisturizer to feet lightly after bathing. It is important for you to keep your skin soft and supple.
    • Do not cut toenails too short. The corners of the nails should always be visible. If you have difficulty reaching or seeing your feet have someone else cut your toenails.
    • Stop smoking. Smoking reduces blood circulation and increases your risk of amputation.
    • Wear comfortable, well-fitting shoes.
    • Examine feet every day for cuts, blisters, dry blood, redness or swelling. Call your podiatrist immediately if you notice a problem. Hours can make the difference between saving your foot and losing it.
    • Inspect the inside of shoes for foreign objects.


    • Never use hot water bottles or heating pads. These can cause serious burns.
    • Don’t walk barefoot, even indoors.
    • Don’t trim corns or calluses with any type of blade. An emery board can be used safely if necessary.
    • Don’t use corn removal pads, liquids or wart treatments. These products contain acids that can cause an ulcer or hole in the skin.
    • Don’t wear open-toed shoes, particularly sandals with thongs between toes.
  • Hypertension Clinic

    High blood pressure is a common condition in which the force of the blood against your artery walls is high enough that it may eventually cause health problems, such as heart disease.

    Blood pressure is determined by the amount of blood your heart pumps and the amount of resistance to blood flow in your arteries. The more blood your heart pumps and the narrower your arteries, the higher your blood pressure. You can have high blood pressure (hypertension) for years without any symptoms. Uncontrolled high blood pressure increases your risk of serious health problems, including heart attack and stroke.


    High blood pressure typically develops over many years, and it affects nearly everyone eventually. Fortunately, high blood pressure can be easily detected. And once you know you have high blood pressure, you can work with your doctor to control it.


    Most people with high blood pressure have no signs or symptoms, even if blood pressure readings reach dangerously high levels.

    Although a few people with early-stage high blood pressure may have dull headaches, dizzy spells or a few more nosebleeds than normal, these signs and symptoms typically don’t occur until high blood pressure has reached a severe stage.


    Risk factors

    High blood pressure has many risk factors, including:

    • Age
    • Race
    • Family history
    • Being overweight or obese
    • Lack of physical activity
    • Too much salt (sodium) in your diet
    • Too little potassium in your diet
    • Too little vitamin D in your diet
    • Drinking too much alcohol
    • Stress


    Uncontrolled high blood pressure can lead to:

    • Heart attack or stroke
    • Aneurysm
    • Heart failure
    • Weakened and narrowed blood vessels in your kidneys. This can prevent these organs from functioning normally.
    • Thickened, narrowed or torn blood vessels in the eyes. This can result in vision loss.
    • Trouble with memory or understanding

    It’s never too early to make healthy lifestyle changes, such as quitting smoking, eating healthy foods and becoming more physically active. Get a regular medical check up done to check your blood pressure levels. These are primary lines of defence against high blood pressure and its complications.

  • Cholesterol Control Clinic

    What is Cholesterol?

    Cholesterol plays an important role in forming cells, hormones, and other necessary tissues. Although cholesterol is made by the liver in the human body, it is also found in animal fats in meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy products. All foods that contain saturated and trans fats can raise blood cholesterol levels. High blood cholesterol is a major risk factor for heart and blood vessel disease like Heart attacks and strokes.

    When cholesterol levels are too high, some cholesterol gets deposited on the walls of the blood vessels. Over time, these deposits can build up and become hard lumps called plaque. This can cause the blood vessels to narrow, harden and decrease blood flow, possibly leading to other serious health risks including hypertension, problems with blood clotting, heart attack or stroke.


    There are two main types of cholesterol. Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL) is known as the “bad cholesterol” and it can clog the arteries. High Density Lipoprotein (HDL) is the “good cholesterol” which transports some cholesterol back to the liver to be broken down. It is recommended to have lower LDL levels and higher HDL levels.

    Triglycerides are another type of blood fat that acts as temporary storage units of fat. High triglyceride levels can also contribute to plaque formation in the arteries.


    Diabetes and Cholesterol Connection

    People with diabetes have higher rates of cholesterol abnormalities than the rest of the population and this contributes to the higher rates of heart disease in people with diabetes. Diabetes tends to lower “good” cholesterol and raise triglyceride and “bad” cholesterol levels, which increases the risk for heart disease and stroke.

    Cholesterol management aimed at lowering LDL cholesterol, raising HDL cholesterol and lowering triglycerides has been shown to reduce diseases of the major blood vessels and mortality rates in those with diabetes.


    Steps you can take to lower your blood cholesterol or keep it low:

    • Follow a low saturated fat, low-cholesterol diet.
    • Be more physically active.
    • Lose weight if you are overweight.
  • Retinopathy Clinic

    Retinopathy Clinic

    Diabetic retinopathy is a complication of diabetes that affects the eyes. It’s caused by damage to the blood vessels of the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye (retina).

    Diabetic retinopathy may cause no apparent symptoms or only mild vision problems at first. However if left untreated, it can eventually lead to blindness.


    Diabetic retinopathy can develop in anyone who has type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes. The longer you have diabetes, and the less controlled your blood sugar is, the more likely you are to develop diabetic retinopathy.


    At Hyderabad Diabetes Centre, we have a state of the art facility to detect early signs of retinopathy. Get your eyes checked by our experts at the earliest to avoid vision problems later.


  • Thyroid Clinic


    In hyperthyroidism, the thyroid gland becomes overactive and starts producing excess thyroid hormones.  The increased amount of thyroid hormones can lead to increase in body’s metabolism and result in symptoms like increased pulse rate and excessive sweating, weight loss etc.


    Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland becomes underactive and does not produce enough thyroid hormones. Since most of the body functions are directly or indirectly regulated by thyroid hormones, reduced formation of thyroid hormones affects the body’s ability to function efficiently.


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