Excellencies - Diabetology and Endocrine Diseases

The outpatient offers

The Department of Diabetology and Endocrine Diseases of MultiMedica Group is able to take care of diabetic patients and their needs in a complete and articulated way.
The structure is organized in: general clinics, dedicated clinics and day hospitals.
Specifically:

Diabetes is one of the most widespread chronic diseases: there are about 4 million diabetes patients in Italy. The diabetological examination is aimed at patients with a recent or long-established diagnosis of pre-diabetes (hyperglycemia) or diabetes, and allows the diabetes specialist to assess the patient’s general state of health and the trend of metabolic parameters to set or monitor therapy (pharmacological or otherwise).

Diabetes often presents no symptoms in the first phase and for this reason a medical check-up and clinical analysis are the best way to prevent its complications, which affect the whole body (eyes, kidneys, heart, skin, brain and nervous system).

Subsequently, the diabetological examination allows to monitor over time the clinical condition of the diabetic, possibly modify the therapy and carry out prevention of cardiovascular risk.

The diabetological examination is essential for the diagnosis of the disease, to identify the pharmacological therapy (which must be personalized on each different patient) and non-pharmacological (diet and physical activity, also personalized), to help the patient in preventing the development of complications and, if already in place, in their management.

The diabetes specialist provides all the therapeutic indications to reduce cardiovascular risk, to control blood glucose, lipids and blood pressure and complications of pathologies, provides the therapeutic plan, certification for exemption for pathology and for the renewal of the driving licence in the case of diabetic patients.

During the diabetological visit, the specialist collects as much information as possible about the patient’s history and lifestyle: diet, smoking habit, level of physical activity and sedentariness, any pathologies in progress, previous interventions, family cases of similar pathologies, medication intake.

The diabetologist then proceeds to a clinical examination that can last between 30 and 40 minutes, at the end of which he prescribes the tests to be carried out or, if it is a second visit, he assesses the results of the analysis by setting the therapy, prescribing the drugs, explaining to the patient how to manage the pathology (self-monitoring of blood sugar and not only), offering indications on the diet and the correct lifestyle, confirming and reinforcing the motivation for the treatment of the disease.

Subsequently, all the laboratory tests useful for patients who need more in-depth diagnosis are prescribed.

There are no rules of preparation, the patient is invited to bring with him/her any examinations carried out at the request of his/her doctor and a reminder indicating all the drugs he/she is taking.