Ahead of the World Diabetes Day which falls on Children’s Day, India’s first pediatric super specialty hospital, Rainbow Children’s Hospital has announced the launch of the first-of-its-kind Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes clinic in its Marathahalli centre, Bangalore.
The Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes clinic will have a group of specially trained doctors comprising of endocrinologists, nutritionists, psychologists et al providing comprehensive solution to monitor and correct the lifestyle of those suffering from diabetes at an early age.
When the number of diabetes cases reported in children and adolescents increasing in the country, this dedicated clinic will attempt to provide specialized multidisciplinary care to them, by roping in an expert panel of specially-trained doctors to give integrated care. The hospital also launched a Diabetes Helpline number for children and adolescents, – ‘8884974333’- so that care is just a call away.
This day will also mark the 17th anniversary of this popular Children’s hospital in south India.
More than 97,000 children in India are reported to suffer from Type 1 diabetes mellitus. However, not all of them get the right care and support. Due to the involvement of several interactive psychological parameters and lifelong intensive support in diabetes care, effective self-management is near to impossible, especially among the young adults.
Commenting on the same, Dr. N. Kavitha Bhat, Chief Pediatric Endocrinologist- Rainbow Children’s Hospitals, said, “Diabetes is not the end of life. It is the sheer ignorance of simple ways to monitor the glucose levels effectively, that causes apprehensions in parents and children alike about the disease. A systems-oriented and integrated approach will help in tackling the array of complications that can arise from the disease, without compromising on the growth and overall wellbeing of the child.”
Showing the concern on the situation, Neeraj Lal, Cluster Head, Vice President – Operations, Rainbow Children’s Hospitals said, “The Diabetes Clinic will attempt to empower the pediatric diabetic community by either preventing or helping them handle their illness confidently, by leveraging state-of-the-art technology and point of care diagnostic gadgets available today. Rainbow Children’s Hospital is known for its legacy in providing international pediatric care to the country and with this launch, we are only reinforcing our commitment to delivering quality care par excellence.”