Important information:In Type-1 diabetes, the body completely stops producing any insulin. Insulin is usually produced by cells in the pancreas and these cells are dysfunction in type 1 diabetes due to an attack by the person’s own immune system. Therefore patients with type 1 diabetes must take daily insulin injections to survive. This form of diabetes usually develops in children or young adults, but can occur at any age. It is relatively less common as compared to type 2 diabetes.
Common thinking is, Type-1 diabetes is caused by genes and environmental factors, such as viruses, that might trigger the disease.It occurs when your immune system, the body's system for fighting infection, attacks and destroys the insulin-producing beta cells of the pancreas.
People who have type-1 diabetes must take insulin as part of their treatment. Because their bodies can't make insulin anymore, they need to get the right amount to keep their blood sugar levels in a healthy range. The only way to get insulin into the body now is by injection with a needle or with an insulin pump.There is no cure for diabetes, but it can go into remission. People can manage it with medication and lifestyle changes.
Brief statistics:About 40-50 patients visit our Type-1 clinic per day.
To achieve optimal results:• Multidisciplinary approach towards Type-1 DM and its complications.
• Special coaching for insulin pump and CGM devices.
• Comprehensive Diabetes Education
• Special consideration for Basic Survival Skills
• Education and counselling of parents and other family members.
• Diet counselling and Carbohydrate counting sessions
• Maduraksha App - A pocket Diabuddy Easy-to-use software for caretakers and self-management of Diabetes.
Download App Link : Click here to download
Scan QR Code :
• Club-1 KEM – Forum on Facebook for type-1 DM community.
At our clinic, Package for Type-1 includes:• Haemogram
• Urine (R)
• S. Creatinine
• S. TSH
• Lipid profile
• Fundus photograph
Schedule (specific days of the week, time):Saturday OPD - Morning 9 am to 1 pm
Consultants / Staff involvedConsultants: Dr. Kalpana Jog, Dr. Smita Dhadge
Educators: Mrs. Vidya Gokhale, Mrs. Swati Alekar
Nutritionists: Dr. Nileema Thuse
Diabuddies: Dr. Tejas Limaye