Endocrine Problems

Insulin Pump Clinic/ Sugar Clinic

Insulin Pump Clinic is a specialized clinic in the Department of Pediatric Endocrinology, Apollo Children Hospital, Chennai

This clinic works in association with the Apollo Sugar Clinic, Apollo Main Hospital, Greams Road, Chennai.

This clinic manages children with diabetes including type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, MODY, secondary diabetes, etc.


pediatric-prediabetesFeatures:

Doctors/Staff
Insulin Pump Clinic includes Qualified Pediatric Diabetologist, Dietician & Diabetes Educator who evaluate and manage children with diabetes. All children undergo a comprehensive evaluation to know diabetes developed and appropriately managed.

Insulin Pump:

Insulin Pump initiation, dose adjustment and Carbohydrate counting are taught in a structured manner

Continuous Glucose Monitoring:

Continuous glucose monitoring system is advised for children with fluctuating blood sugars to aid in the appropriate dose adjustments.

Follow-up:

Close follow-up of diabetic children is must. All children with diabetes have direct access to our Pediatric Diabetologist and adjust the doses and clarify the doubts on a regular basis.  Periodic Review of Glucose profiles thorugh mail are also done.

 


Children (Pediatric Endocrinology)

  • Bone pains in children/Vitamin D deficiency
  • Precocious puberty
    (Early onset of cycles/breast enlargement in girls and early onset of hair in boys
  • Delayed puberty
    (absent cycles in girls and absent secondary sexual characters in boys)
  • Short stature (Growth hormone deficiency)
  • Obesity/Overweight
  • Diabetes (high blood sugar)
  • Hypertension (high BP)
  • Thyroid problems
  • Micropenis (small penis in children)
  • Disorders of sexual development(genital ambiguity)
  • Breast enlargement in adolescent males (gyanecomastia)
  • Rickets and skeletal dysplasia
  • Recurrent fractures


Woman (Gynae-Endocrinology)

  • Gestational diabetes mellitus(diabetes during pregnancy)
  • Thyroid problems during pregnancy
  • Infertility
  • Irregular cycles
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome(PCOS)
  • Prolactinoma – Galctorrhoea(discharge from nipples)
  • Hirsutism(unwanted hair growth in girls)
  • Menopause(hot flushes)
  • Osteoporosis – weak bones
  • Secondary amenorrhoea
  • Ovarian failure
  • Hormone replacement therapy


Adults (Diabetes & Endocrinology)

  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Insulin pump therapy for Diabetes mellitus
  • Continuous glucose monitoring system
  • Poorly controlled Diabetes Mellitus (HbA1c > 7%)
  • Poorly controlled BP (Endocrine hypertension)
  • Obesity
  • High cholesterol
  • Thyroid – low thyroid, high thyroid
  • Thyroid swelling (thyroid cancer/goiter)
  • Low calcium, Vitamin D deficiency, Hypoparathyroidism
  • High calcium, Hyperparathyroidism
  • Abnormal electrolytes(sodium, potassium, magnesium)
  • Andrology(erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation)
  • Male infertility
  • Pituitary disorders – Acromegaly, Cushing’s, Prolactinoma
  • Adrenal disorders – adenoma, carcinoma, incidental adrenal swelling