Best Diabetes Hospital in Chennai


Diabetes is a disease that occurs in which your blood glucose/sugar levels are too high. Blood glucose/sugar comes from the food. Insulin is a hormone present in the pancreas that breakdown glucose molecules into our cells in the form of energy. Without enough insulin, the glucose stays in the blood and invokes a variety of health problems. Diabetes is a complex and multi-faceted life-long condition that can affect virtually every part of your body. But with the right care, provided by an expert team, there is no reason why it should prevent you from leading a healthy and fulfilling life. The top diabetology physician is available at CNH, where patients are given meticulous care.

The types of diabetes are:

Type 1:

Diabetes is an auto-immune condition in which the immune system is activated to destroy the cells in the pancreas which produce insulin. It represents 10% of all cases of diabetes and is one of the most chronic childhood conditions. There is no exact cause for the activation of auto-immune condition but there is a strong family link and cannot be prevented. Symptoms include excessive thirst and urination, unexplained weight loss, weakness and fatigue and blurred vision. Type 1 diabetes is managed with insulin injections several times a day or the use of an insulin pump. While your lifestyle choice didn't cause type 1 diabetes, the choice you make now can reduce the impact of diabetes-related complications including kidney disease, limb amputation and blindness.

Type 2:

Diabetes is a progressive condition in which the body becomes resistant to the normal effects of insulin and gradually loses the capacity to produce enough insulin in the pancreas. It represents 85% of all cases of diabetes and it is associated with modifiable lifestyle risk factors. Type 2 diabetes also has strong genetic and family-related risk factors. Usually type 2 diabetes develops in adults over the age of 45 years but it is increasingly occurring in young age groups including children, adolescents and young adults.

  • Impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) is where blood glucose levels are higher than normal but not high enough to be classified as diabetes
  • Impaired fasting glucose (IFG) is where blood glucose levels are escalated in the fasting state but not high enough to be classified as diabetes.
  • It is possible to have both Impaired Fasting Glucose (IFG) and Impaired Glucose Tolerance (IGT).