Diabetes and Endocrine Unit

Our Diabetes and Endocrine Unit specialises in treating patients with diabetes or endocrine conditions.


Blood test
A condition where the blood glucose (sugar) rises. It can, over years, cause complications due to lack/imbalance of insulin (a hormone). Risk can be reduced by healthy eating; exercise; controlling weight, blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels.

There are two main types of diabetes:

  • Type 1 diabetes: in this type, the body can't produce any insulin. This type of diabetes usually occurs before the age of 40, and accounts for only around 10 per cent of all cases. It's the most common form of childhood diabetes.
  • Type 2 diabetes: this is where the body doesn't make enough insulin, or where the body┬ábecomes resistant to insulin so that it doesn't work properly. It's the most common form of diabetes, accounting for around 90 per cent of cases. It's frequently linked with being overweight.

Endocrine and metabolic issues

Endocrine problems include thyroid, adrenal, ovarian and pituitary disease. We also care for people with metabolic problems (disorders of body chemistry) such as high calcium or high cholesterol. Another name for cholesterol is lipid. Many patients have a mixture of endocrine and metabolic problems.

Consultants in the Diabetes and Endocrine Unit

Diabetes and Endocrinology Department
01895 279265
Dr R Baburaj
Consultant in Diabetes & Endocrinology
Dr B Krishan
Consultant in Diabetes & Endocrinology
Dr C Mitchell
Consultant in Diabetes & Endocrinology

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Diabetes & Endocrine
Lower ground floor
Hillingdon Hospital
Telephone: 01895 279229

Telephone 01895 279229 before you come.
Mon to Thurs, 9am- 4pm
Friday, 9am-12pm