Diabetologist in Anna Nagar

Dr.Ram’s Diabetes and Endocrine Clinic in Anna Nagar, Chennai  will be open Monday to Saturday between 630 pm to 930pm and Sunday (by appointment) between 9 am to 12 pm.

For Details:
Dr.S.Ramkumar
Endocrinologist and Diabetologist

No: 18, JJ Complex, Near Thirumangalam Water Tank, Anna Nagar (West), Chennai
Ph: 9333193331, 9940286196
Email: diabetesendocrineclinic@hotmail.com
whatsapp: wa.me/919333193331


Diabetologist/Endocrinologist for Diabetes/Diabetes complications in chennai?

Endocrinology is a superspeciality in India. To be an Endocrinologist, you need 6 years of intensive training with MD and DM/DNB in diabetes and hormonal problems including 3 research papers.

Endocrinology deals with all gland and hormonal problems including diabetes. Diabetes is an endocrine problem due to the deficiency or resistance of hormone called insulin produced from the endocrine gland called pancreas. Disease of one endocrine gland can involve other endocrine glands. Similarly diabetes due to pancreas gland problem can be associated with other gland problems.

For example,

  • autoimmune dieases: Type 1 Diabetes is often associated with thyroid and adrenal gland problems
  • polyendocrinopathy: diabetes coexist with other endocrine gland conditions
  • Multiple endocrine neoplasia: secondary calcific pancreatic diabetes due to primary hyperparathyrodism is associaed with pituitary gland and parathyroid gland problems
  • Secondary diabetes due to excess hormone called cortisol from adrenal gland
  • secondary diabetes due to excess hormone called aldosterone from adrenal cortex
  • secondary diabetes due to excess hormone called thyroxine from thyroid gland
  • secondary diabetes due to excess hormone called adrenaline from adrenal medulla
  • secondary diabetes due to excess hormone called growth hormone from pituitary gland
  • secondary diabetes due to excess hormone called glucagon from pancreas
  • secondary diabetes due to excess hormone called somatostatin from pancreas

All these secondary diabetes are completely curable if acutal endocrine problem is identified and treated appropriately.

When a patient with diabetes experience hypoglycemia, apart from diabetic medications, we should also consider other endocrine conditions.

  • Addisons disease cause frequent hypoglycemia in diabetes
  • Growth hormone deficiency/hypopituitarism can rarely cause hypoglycemia in diabetes

Whena patient with diabetes does not respond to his medicines, he may be having secondary diabetes due to endocrinopathy like

  • Severe Insulin Resistance – Type A and Type B
  • Acromegaly
  • Cushing’s syndrome
  • Pheochromocytoma,
  • aldosterone adenoma,
  • glucagonoma,
  • somatostatinoma also cause secondary diabetes

There are quite a handful of endocrine conditions which should be considered while treating a diabetic patient. That’s why diabetes is an Endocrinopathy.

So, all these conditions must be thought of while treating a diabetic patient and not just targeting the sugar values.

Consult our qualified endocrinologist in Chennai with DM/DNB endocrinology or equivalent recognized by MCI and get well soon.