Diabetes

Newer Modalities
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Diabetes is a common disease, yet every individual needs unique care. We at Silverline, encourage people with diabetes and their families to learn as much as possible about the newer modalities in the treatment. Researchers have stumbled upon various new modalities of treatment for Diabetes. They include Insulin Pump Therapy and Continuous Glucose Monitoring. With more options, treatments can be better tailored to an individual.

Insulin Pump

An insulin pump is a small device about the size of a small cell phone. It is a external device  and can be discreetly clipped to your belt, slipped into a pocket or hidden under your clothes. It delivers precise doses of rapid acting insulin to closely match your body’s needs. Silverline Hospital is one of few certified Insulin Pump Centers in Kerala. We are fully equipped with diabetologists and certified pump trainers to help diabetic patients who need an Insulin pump to control their diabetes. Our diabetes team is on the stand by through-out for patients on the pump for any form of assistance.

Who needs an Insulin Pump?

Type 1 Diabetics. Type 2 Diabetics on multiple daily injections.

1. Gestational Diabetics.

2. Type 2 Diabetics with Chronic Renal Failure.

3. Those who want help with delayed digestion.

4. Elevated HbA1c.

5. Blood sugar variability.

6. Dawn Phenomenon or morning rise in blood sugar.

7. Severe Insulin Resistance

8. Weight concerns.

9. Complications associated with diabetes.

Benefits of Insulin Pump Therapy

Insulin pump therapy provides more flexibility for your lifestyle while giving you greater control of your diabetes. Since the insulin pump uses only more predictable rapid-acting insulin, you will not need to follow a strict schedule for eating, activity and insulin injections. You can eat when you are hungry, delay a meal if you want and even broaden your food choices. If you do activities that lower your blood sugar such as exercise, playing with your kids or gardening, you can reduce your basal rate so that your blood sugar does not drop too low. If you are sick or have an infection that may increase your blood sugar, you can increase your basal rate so that your blood sugar does not go up. You can also change your meal bolus based on the foods you choose to eat.

 

Continuous Glucose Monitoring

In normal people, the body tracks glucose levels all day to ensure the right amount of insulin is released at the right time. To successfully manage diabetes, a glucose monitoring system is needed to consistently know your sugar levels. The most common glucose monitoring solutions are blood glucose meters and continuous glucose monitoring systems. Silverline Hospital is one of the few diabetes hospitals in Kerala that is fully equipped to deploy this glucose monitoring system. The continuous glucose monitoring system is a great diagnostic advantage to our diabetic patients.

 

How does Continuous Glucose Monitoring work?

A tiny electrode called a glucose sensor is inserted under the skin to measure glucose levels in tissue fluid. The glucose sensor produces an electronic signal that is related to the amount of glucose present in the blood. It is connected to a transmitter that sends that information to the data monitoring device using radio frequency. The monitor then displays the glucose reading on its screen and notifies you if it detects that your glucose is reaching a high or low limit. The latest systems can actually alert you before you reach your glucose limits.

 

Who needs Continuous Glucose Monitoring system?

It can be used by Type 1, Type 2, and gestational diabetes patients who would like better glucose control to improve the health and quality of their lives.

It is especially beneficial for people who:

1. Want to reduce their A1C targets without increasing hypoglycemic or low blood glucose events.

2. Have frequent low glucose levels or are unaware of their low blood sugars.

3. Are pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant. 4. Are children and adolescents at or above their target A1C.