Seeing the general rise in number of diabetic patients, RDT started its diabetes intervention programme in 2010. People who approach the hospital with common symptoms are first admitted and then investigated in the lab. If a patient is found to be diabetic, they are given insights on how to monitor and manage diabetes. Today, the diabetes department is well known in the area, and its services are utilised by five surrounding Mandals and patients from the Karnataka border.
The hospital is capable of taking on a broad spectrum of diabetes-related issues. Diagnosis, screening for Hypertension Arterial (HTA), Nephropathy, Neuropathy, Diabetic Foot and Retinopathy, and follow-up treatments are done. For follow-up cases, Random Blood Sugar (RBS) testing is done with Glucometer free-of-cost in the OPD. Additionally, all the needed investigations are carried out in the hospital’s lab.
The hospital conducts awareness camps for people in villages to screen them for diabetes and introduce them to the necessary food and lifestyle changes. This involves motivating patients to undertake necessary treatment and counselling them for physical exercise, diet, complications, and foot care. They are also informed about the need for regular follow-up with the hospital to avoid further complications.