Kerala is facing huge proportion of diabetes population year by year. Innovative diabetes centers are needed for better care.
In 1997 Dr G Vijayakumar, an young enthusiastic physician, started diabetes clinic attached to his hospital, after noticing that more number of patients consulting him were diabetes patients. It was the first of its kind in kerala, especially in a rural area, Kulanada, in Pathanamthitta District.
Our clinic focuses on individual person and offer optimized treatment and preventive interventions for people with all types of diabetes and complications. The family of the affected are provided with awareness so that the affected person get support and motivation from the family members.
Others complications are referred to specialized centers. The team of specialists under the leadership of Dr Vijayakumar, works together to provide customized treatment plan for each patient.
Athijeevanam Project -Free clinic for type 1 diabetes patients functions every second Saturdays. Children are provided with free insulin, periodic investigations, services of consultants, dietitians and diabetes educators.
Patient Education: Our centre provide education to type 1, GDM and type 2 patients through lecture sessions, individualized sessions, talk shows, illustrated videos, kiosks, multi media exhibitions, and through our publications on diabetes, diabetes foot, diet in diabetes etc. Classes on various aspects are taken for review patients on working days expect tuesday and Friday. Daily Classes are conducted for patients visiting our centre for the first time.
Team approach: Our centre has facility to treat 40000-50000 patients annually.