Endocrinology and Diabetology

Endocrinology & Diabetology Services

  • The Department of Endocrinology provides specialised endocrine services relating to hormone disorders.

  • Regular Outpatient and Inpatient services for all diabetics

  • Comprehensive lifetime free Medicare for all Juvenile Insulin Dependent Diabetics (IDDM), i.e. children with onset of Type 1 diabetes below 15 years of age

  • Diabetes and Pregnancy service

  • Full ophthalmic (eye) check-up with documentation and regular follow up in collaboration with the VHS Eye Department

  • Diabetic Foot Care clinic pioneering work in limb salvage techniques presented in national and international forums

  • Diabetes Renal Care service

  • Special Nutrition service

  • Psycho-social support and rehabilitation for Insulin Dependent Diabetics


  • The Nutrition Department provides dedicated diet counselling service, especially for diabetics with kidney complications (diabetic nephropathy and early renal failure cases) with specific goals of holding / reversing the condition and postponing / preventing renal dialysis – this effort has achieved very significant success rate.

  • A unique feature of the VHS Diabetes Department is that it serves the Juvenile Insulin Dependent Diabetes patients with comprehensive lifetime free Medicare which offers free medicines, insulin, syringes, annual blood tests, chest x-rays, ECG, ultrasonography, fundus fluorescein angiograms, laser photocoagulation therapy (when needed), neurological investigations, investigations and treatment of diabetic foot problems, and treatment of inter-current problems in Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus. In addition, regular treatment of DKA, hypoglycaemia and other metabolic problems requiring hospitalisation are done free of cost for all IDDM cases. These services, with constant improvements have been offered to the economically/socially backward classes for the past four decades.

  • The Department also has a functioning Diabetes Neuro clinic rendering services for people with diabetic neuropathies and a variety of other associated neurological problems.

  • Another special feature is the Diabetes Pregnancy unit which functions to improve patient care, maintenance of the registry for gestational diabetes, and caters to the special needs of high-risk pregnancies associated with diabetes.


  • To improve and monitor the natural history of (Type 1) Juvenile insulin dependent diabetes in South India, on a long-term basis.

  • To look after Type 2 diabetics long-term with use of minimum/appropriate/and user-friendly drug therapies, diet and lifestyle advice, and keep close electronic medical records of their health conditions and suggest appropriate non-invasive and non-chemical-based interventions for the various co-morbid conditions so that the least amount of end-organ/micro-vascular complications occurs. We have succeeded to a significant degree in this endeavour and have maintained full computer-based medical data of our patients’ conditions over the past 48 years.


Dr. Usha Sriram , MBBS (Head of Diabetology & AB-Endicronology)

Mon to Sat

Dr. Prithika Chary, MD, DM (Neuro, Neurosurgery, Endocrinology)


Dr. Amala Florida Paul

All Days

Dr. Mangleshwari Manikandan

All Days

Dr. Durga Damodaran

All Days

Dr. Saroja Srinivasan, MBBS

All Days

Dr. G.S. Vijayalakshmi, MBBS, F.DIAB, DFH

Mon to Sat

Dr. Saritha, MBBS


Dr. Suhavana, MBBS


Dr.Anbexhil Subbarayan, MBBS

By Appointment

Ms Monica Kothari – Nutrionist

All Days

Ms Anita – Nutritionist

All Days