Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Diabetes and Endocrinology
About the Centre
The Centre has become
fully functional w.e.f. July 2011. We are having four specialty clinics every
week (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday) and on an average 700 patients/week
suffering from endocrine disease are managed under one roof.
The Centre had also started Ph.D./M.Phil. Programme in Endocrinology from 2012,
one Ph.D. student enrolled at the Centre till date. We have organized teaching
programmes in educating the masses regarding diabetes, metabolic syndrome and
other disease relating to the specialty through educational camps. The
teaching of undergraduate and post graduate have been strengthened.
On World Diabetes Day
14th November each year, Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Diabetes and
Endocrinology organize Diabetic Education Program for the patient suffering
endocrine disease and educate them regarding the complications and Glycemic
controls. Before and during the month Ramadan patients are given education how
to manage Glycemic control during Ramadan.
Common Endocrine Disorders:
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
Disorders of Sex Differentiation
Pituitary and Hypothalamic Disorders
Disorders of Bone and Minerals Metabolism
Endocrine Lab(s)of the Centre:
Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Diabetes and Endocrinology has
five lab for the investigations related to Endocrine Disorders.
Radioimmunoassay Laboratory, Metabolic Laboratory, Molecular
Endocrinology Laboratory, Vascular Assessment Laboratory and DEXA Scan Lab. For
the patients suffering from Diabetic Neuropathy, we have
Latest/sophisticated machine (Diabetic Risk Profiler) on which the patients is examine and proper treatment is
provided. Facility of DEXA Scan (Bone Mineral Density) is also available at
Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Diabetes and Endocrinology to measure bone density. All the investigations related to Endocrine Disorders are being provided under one roof.
Faculty at the Centre:
1. Prof. Sheelu Shafiq Siddiqi
2. Dr. Hamid Ashraf (Associate Professor & Director), (CPIO)
Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Diabetes and Endocrinology and
Department of Medicine, J.N. Medical College & Hospital Organized the Extension
Lecture on Management of Diabetes During Ramadan on 4th April 2021
Diabetics, intending to fast in the holy month of Ramadan without a disturbance in the blood sugar levels, were offered advice from proficient health experts during the Extension Lecture on 'Management of Diabetes during Ramadan' organized by the Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Diabetes and Endocrinology and Department of Medicine, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (JNMC), Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) at the conference hall of the Rajiv Gandhi Centre.
"Management of Diabetes Mellitus in Ramadan is a challenging task faced by all Physicians, Diabetologist and Endocrinologist," said Prof Shadab A Khan, Chairman, Department of Medicine. He shared tips on how diabetics can fast safely and the best times to test the blood sugar levels.
"This extension lecture Programme is very beneficial and timely because Ramadan is just around the corner," added Prof Shadab.
Dr. Hamid Ashraf (Director, Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Diabetes and Endocrinology) pointed out: "It's actually often the best time for us to encourage and nudge healthy behaviors, as people are more reflective and they also look at the health components of fasting".
He emphasized that fasting in Ramadan has differential risks for different individuals with diabetes. "Those with uncontrolled diabetes, recurrent episodes of low blood glucose, pregnant women and kidney problems are at high risk and it is the best for them to avoid fasting; while people with well-controlled blood sugar, no episodes of low blood glucose and without the comorbid condition can fast," he stressed.
"Over 150 million people all over the world fast during the month of Ramadan. Recent studies have shown that intermittent fasting is beneficial for health in normal people. It leads to improvement in sugar and cholesterol level," said Dr. Sarah Alam (Consultant Endocrinologist, Asian Hospital Faridabad).
She highlighted that fasting for people with diabetes mellitus can be associated with certain risks. It is advisable that the diabetics should undertake consultation with doctors before beginning the Ramadan fasts.
Consultations with health workers are necessary for diabetics intending to fast because they may need reduction or change in medications during Ramadan, said Dr. Jamal Ahmad.
He also advised diabetic people to eat in moderation during Iftar and Suhoor and to avoid sugary beverages, fried foods and high carbohydrates diet. Dr. Jamal also recommended frequent checking of blood glucose during Ramadan.
Prof Rakesh Bhargav (Dean Faculty of Medicine) and Prof Shahid Siddiqui (Principal, JNMC) attended the extension lecture.
Dr. M Uwais Ashraf conducted the programme. Dr Hamid Ashraf extended the vote of thanks.