Did you test yourself for Diabetes?

Posted on November 1, 2015 with 0 comments

Diabetes is one of the most prevalent diseases in the world. Many a times, Diabetes remains undetected. In India, it is estimated that nearly 40 million have diabetes – one of the highest number of diabetics in any one country in the entire world.Recent studies have proven that in India, diabetes is also beginning to appear much earlier in life. Hence, chronic long-term complications due to diabetes are becoming more common. Indian healthcare system, therefore, faces enormous implications.

Diabetes is marked by frequent urination, frequent thirst, and excessive hunger.

American Diabetes Association recommends that blood sugar testing is done in all adults who are overweight (BMI > 25kg/m2) and have additional risk factors such as –

  • Physical inactivity
  • First-degree relative with diabetes
  • High blood pressure (>140/90mmHg and taking medications for hypertension)
  • Severe obesity
  • History of Cardiovascular Disease (CVD)
  • HbA1c > 5.7%, IGT or IFG on previous testing
  • HDL Cholesterol < 35mg/dl and/or Triglyceride > 250mg/dl
  • Women with Polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Women who delivered a baby weighing > 4.5kg (diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes Mellitus)

In the absence of above risk factors, it is recommended that testing for blood sugar begins at 45 years. If results are found to be normal, then it is advised that testing should be repeated at least every 3-year intervals. The frequency of testing can be altered depending on initial results and risk status that varies from person to person.

We, at ADCPL, understand the significance and seriousness of timely testing of blood sugar levels for all individuals having one or more risk factors as mentioned above. ADCPL is equipped with point-of-care labs including HbA1c. The center has validated assessment tools, shared medical record across providers and a written care plan for Collaborative Goal Setting.

November is National Diabetes Month. November 14 is celebrated every year as ‘World Diabetes Day’.

Throughout November, ADCPL has planned several activities to build and enhance the awareness towards this chronic lifestyle disorder.

From November 2 – November 7, 2015, ADCPL will be offering special care and guidance for timely diagnosis and immediate treatment of diabetes. If you have not tested yourself so far, then do not lose this opportunity. If you are already living with diabetes and are finding it difficult to control, our ‘Advanced Care Plans’ will ensure an improved quality of life for you.

Call us on 2600100 and Book your appointment:

Three convenient time slots for Wellness Sessions*

  • Morning – 9 am to 10.30 am
  • Afternoon – 2 pm to 3.30 pm
  • Evening – 5 pm to 6.30 pm

Highlights of the Wellness Sessions:

  • Group education
  • Diet counseling
  • Exercise by Physiotherapist
  • Fun games
  • Quiz and Special Prizes

 Get yourself tested. Be aware of your risk for type 2 diabetes today.

*Prior Registration will be mandatory

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