Endocrinology Department



  • Our Clinics & Services 
  • Diabetes Clinic 
  • Endocrine Clinic 

We provide treatment, prevention and education in endocrine diseases.

Treatment is administered through outpatient services in the Diabetes Clinic and Endocrine Clinic.

Diabetes is a chronic disease that requires continuing medical care and self management.

There are many issues beyond good blood sugar control that need to be addressed. Comprehensive care for diabetic patients is provided through our team of diabetologist, nurse educator, dietician, ophthalmologist, podiatrist and physiotherapist. Other than monitoring blood sugars, weight, blood pressure, cholesterol, and adverse effects of drug therapy, we also have a programme to screen the feet, eyes and kidneys for complications of diabetes.

We manage a whole spectrum of endocrine and metabolic diseases. As most endocrine disorders are chronic disorders, we integrate care by facilitating step-down care or through co-management with the referring primary care physicians when appropriate.

Diabetes education and counselling 

  • Lifestyle changes, such as incorporating regular exercises
  • Range and effects of available oral agents for diabetes
  • Insulin therapy and home blood sugar testing
  • Preventing and managing acute and chronic complications
  • Emotional adjustments to coping with diabetes
  • Other special needs like caring for elderly with diabetes, travelling tips for people with diabetes and coping during Ramadan for Muslim patients

Dietary Counselling 

  • Implement specific diet strategies and plan meals
  • Medical nutritional therapy for disease states that are linked to diabetes

Advice on footwear and foot care to prevent these complications 

  • Corns and calluses
  • Thickened and deformed nails
  • Ingrown and fungal-infected nails
  • Diabetic foot ulcers
  • Charcot joint deformity
  • Gangrene
 

Consultations for the following conditions 

  • Adrenal disorders
  • Calcium and parathyroid disorder
  • Diabetes
  • Electrolyte and acid-base disturbances
  • Galactorrhoea (milky discharge from nipples)
  • Growth and pubertal disorders
  • Hirsutism and hyperandrogenic states excess facial/ body hair in women
  • Hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar)
  • Hypogonadism (low sex hormone level)
  • Lipids disorders
  • Metabolic bone disorders
  • Obesity and weight problems
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pituitary disorders
  • Thyroid diseases, including thyroid nodules and thyroid cancers

Thyroid Clinic 

  • Real-time clinical thyroid ultrasound examination
  • Fine needle aspiration of thyroid cyst and nodule biopsy
  • Ethanol injection treatment of recurrent cysts.

Pituitary Clinic (in collaboration with National Neuroscience Institute) 

  • Management of hypothalamic and pituitary disorders