#AHT: Effective management of endocrine diseases in the Endocrinology Department of AHT

Do you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes and think it will prevent you from participating in sport activities or achieving other goals? Apply to American Hospital Tbilisi’s Endocrinology Department, where experienced and qualified doctors will explain how to manage diabetes so that you can live a quality life.

In the Department of Endocrinology of AHT, there is a school of self-management for patients, where patients with diabetes 1 are taught how to independently select short-acting insulin doses in relation to their desired food, change long-acting and short-acting insulin doses due to sports activity or intercurrent disease (for example, flu, or covid-19). As for type 2 diabetes patients, they are given detailed instructions on lifestyle modifications to help effectively manage glucose levels and prevent chronic complications of diabetes.

Patients with diabetes mellitus, diseases of the thyroid gland, pituitary and adrenal glands, osteoporosis, and obesity are referred to the Department of Endocrinology of AHT.

As a result of the cooperation of different departments within the AHT, it is possible to manage the above-mentioned diseases as efficiently as possible:

For example, patients with thyroid diseases are given the opportunity to have both an endocrinologist’s consultation and an ultrasound examination of the thyroid gland in one space, if necessary, a fine-needle aspiration biopsy of a nodule with suspicious ultrasound characteristics with cytological examination of the material taken, all necessary laboratory tests, an endocrine surgeon’s consultation.

For patients with pituitary pathologies, the following are available: consultation of an endocrinologist, magnetic resonance imaging of the pituitary gland – in the most informative mode, all necessary laboratory studies, consultation of a neurosurgeon if necessary.

The diagnosis and effective treatment of adrenal gland disease is facilitated by the presence of a highly successful urology department in the hospital, together with the endocrinology department, where highly experienced surgeons in adrenal gland surgery are employed, the availability of adrenal gland magnetic resonance or computed tomography and all necessary laboratory research.

A consultation and a team approach between different specialists dramatically increases the likelihood of making a correct diagnosis and selecting an effective treatment strategy.

In the case of hospitalization of patients with diabetes mellitus in AHT, effective glycemic management in the inpatient setting is of great importance in order to avoid complications of surgical treatment and long delay of the patient in the hospital.

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