Department of Diabetology
The Diabetes Unit at the KEM Hospital is the first dedicated diabetes centre in Western India, started in 1987. We provide comprehensive diabetes care through our Pankuwar Firodiya Daycare Centre and pioneering research at the Kamalnayan Bajaj Diabetology Research Centre to investigate peculiarities of diabetes in Indians. Our progress in research is matched by dedicated patient Care. Pankuwar Firodiya Day Care Centre was established in 1993 to provide comprehensive diabetes care under one roof.
Our unit is nationally and internationally recognized as a centre of excellence, which boasts an NABL accredited laboratory (with facilities for haematology, biochemistry, endocrinology and related measurements) and a substantial computer/data management facility. Our facility is also equipped in body composition measurements and assessment of diabetes related complications such as retinopathy, neuropathy and cardiovascular risk.
We offer patients and their families comprehensive diabetes education and empower the patient to be an active participant in their daily care and acquire the skills to make informed decisions. Patient education is our strength and is designed to maximise interaction of patients with educators. The underlying theme of education is control of blood glucose and other risk factors to prevent complications of diabetes.
Special Clinics and Camps
Diabetes is one of the leading causes of amputation of the legs worldwide. A foot clinic has been set up with the aim to prevent and reduce rate of foot amputations in people with diabetes. Every new patient is screened to rule out the possibility of nerve damage and circulation damage (vascular disease). Patients are taught principles of foot care to prevent injuries and damage. Specialized tests include nerve testing by biothesiometry, Doppler test for circulation, Harris foot mat for foot pressure study and others.
We provide specialized care for patients with foot ulcers (secondary prevention), infections & problems with nerve and circulation damage through advanced technology including VAC therapy, ultrasonic debridement and surgical debridement.