Departments & Faculty
Diabetology Department
The department started functioning from April 1991. The department is headed by Dr.C.Munichoodappa. He had his post graduate training in General Medicine in USA and had fellowship training in Diabetology at JOSLIN DIABETES CENTER for 2 yrs at Boston,USA. He was involved in clinical and research work and published many papers. He was the president of Research Society for the Study of Diabetes in India (RSSDI), Diabetic association of India and Chairman of API Karnataka chapter. He is the First and senior most Diabetologist of the State of Karnataka. He is the Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, Canada, All India Institute of Diabetes and Diplomat American Board of Internal Medicine.

The department provides comprehensive diabetes and endocrine related care for both outpatients and inpatients of all age groups.

Diabetology Team

Dr.C.Munichoodappa MBBS, FRCPC, DABIM, FAIID
Dr.Prashant Tanaji Dond MBBS, DNB(MED), Certificate course in Diabetology from RSSDI
Dr.Sunanda MBBS
Foot care Nurse
Four Nutritionists

Department caters to 10 new patients and 20 follow up patients per day and about 10 pregnant Diabetics per week.

Whenever new patients are seen, detailed history, physical examination is recorded. Necessary investigations are done, and then the patients are advised as to the course of treatment. The advice consists of diet, foot care, exercise, practical training of insulin injection, adjustment of the dosage and management of Hypoglycemia (Low Blood Sugar) etc.

The repeat patients are seen once in four to twelve weeks depending on the severity and necessary investigations are done and advice given.

On an average, there are fifteen inpatients under our care for diabetes and its complications as inpatients.

In addition to personal discussion with the patients, Junior Residents and Dietitians take part in-group discussions with the patients and their families with regard to the following so as to have a holistic approach in patient care. Few important aspects which are discussed in detail with the patient and their attendants are:

Nature of Diabetes, and its course
Insulin injection technique
Foot care
Use of Glucometer
Attempt to Minimize or Prevention of complications


The department has published two books in Kannada and English.

Staying healthy with diabetes.
What is a Diabetes diet?


The department is active in reviewing various aspects of diabetes and presenting the same in state and national conferences periodically.

The department is backed-up by a well-equipped Central Laboratory, the other speciality departments and the library.

A comprehensive DIABETIC PROFILE has been evolved to screen Diabetic patients which includes a range of all essential Biochemistry and Hematology tests, cardiac tests, namely ECG, Stress test 2D Echo, Radiology tests, namely Chest X-ray, Ultrasound screening of abdomen and pelvis, EYE Examination for vision and glaucoma and retinopathy and Dental checkup at all package rate.

The department is conscious to avoid unnecessary investigation and the aim is to keep diabetes care cost as minimum as possible.

The Department is recognized by research society for the study of Diabetes in India (RSSDI) FOR TRAINING OF DOCTORS IN Certification course.

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