Sophos Juvenile Diabetes Center

Juvenile diabetes, also known as type I diabetes is found in children due to the destruction of insulin producing Beta cells in the pancreas since birth. This lack of insulin leads to increased blood and urine sugar. It is one of the most common chronic diseases in childhood. Mostly, Type I diabetes is inherited with usual complain of frequent urination, increased thirst, weight loss and increased hunger.

Statistically, such diabetics account for 5 to 10% of total diabetes population varying from 40 to 80 lacs. across India while it is said to be 25,000 to 38,000 juvenile diabetics in Gujarat seen before 15 years of age and 3500 to 4000 in Ahmedabad only.

If not treated timely and properly, it may develop complications like diabetes ketoacidosis, kidney failure, foot ulcers and damage to the eyes. Sometimes low blood sugar may be caused due to excessive insulin intake.

At Health & Care Foundation

Recently Health & Care Foundation has launched Juvenile Diabetes Center with aims to provide services by early screening, diagnosis and video presentation in addition to counseling and experts guidelines from Pediatric Dermatologist at most affordable cost. Further Health & Care Foundation provides treatment – insulin at most discounted price so that almost everyone get prompt medical services for long time the families also get some financial relief.

Schedule programme:

OPD day                 Every Saturday

OPD time                 10 AM

Examination               by Paediatric Diabetologist

Counselling                 by Diabetes educator

Path Lab tests              by Pathologist

Diet advice                    by Dietician

Insulin disburse              by Pharmacist


Radhamohan Mehrotra Medical Relief Trust
Center for Diabetes


Currently, it is reported to be 9% of total population of Gujarat suffering from diabetes and of this 20% having Retinopathy, 18% foot ulcer, 15% kidney failure and 11% cardiac ailments. Hence, it is very much essential to have a screening in urban centers which will create awareness, educate people for prevention and to provide state of art screening, investigations, and treatments for diabetes and its complications.


  • Frequent Urination (Polyuria)
  • Disproportionate Thirst (Polydipsia)
  • Intense Hunger (Polyphagia)
  • Weight Gain
  • Unusual Weight Loss
  • Increased Fatigue

Health and Care Foundation provides right from early detection of diabetes, its investigations, specialized tests to diagnose complications, treatment and management of diabetes, diabetologist advice, dietician advice and counseling by way of seminar and audio visual presentation till the improved healthy life style under one roof.

Specialized tests are:

  • Podias can and VPT – for Diabetic Foot
  • OCT, FFA – for Diabetic Retinopathy
  • 2D Echo and TMT – for Diabetes heart
  • Renal Function test – for Diabetes kidney
  • 25% diabetics develop foot ulcers in their life time
  • Diabetic foot is the commonest indication for hospitalization
  • Diabetic foot requires longest hospital stay
  • Diabetics are 40 times more likely to loose a leg as compared to non diabetics
  • 75% of all leg amputations happen in people with diabetes
  • About 1 million people loose a leg, every year, due to diabetes
  • Every 30 seconds a leg is lost somewhere in the world, due to diabetes
Diabetic Foot 1
Diabetic Foot 2

Diabetic Retinopathy Screening at Outreach Camp
Supported by Smt. Smitaben and Shri Kiritbhai Shah (USA)

Diabetic Retinopathy occurs both in type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus and has been shown that nearly all type 1 and 75 per cent of type 2 diabetes will develop DR after 15 yr duration of diabetes. In India diabetic retinopathy is fast becoming an important cause of visual disability.


Diabetic cardiomyopathy is a disorder of the heart muscle in people with diabetes. It can lead to inability of the heart to circulate blood through the body effectively, a state known as heart failure, with accumulation of fluid in the lungs (pulmonary edema) or legs (peripheral edema).


Diabetic nephropathy is kidney disease or damage that can occur in people with diabetes.


1-Urine test for albumin

2-Blood test for Creatinine, uric acid, urea, phosphrous, calcium, and electrolytes

3-Sonography for kidneys