Only one of three people with diabetes know that they have it, especially because the symptoms develop gradually and are hard to identify at first, typically for a person with Type 2 diabetes.
We will attempt to answer some of the questions and concerns you may have about the disorder so as to help clear and make this disorder simpler to understand and deal with.
Aside from the trusted care delivered from the world’s leading healthcare experts, Apollo Sugar is, in effect, your one stop shop for all diabetes and related complications, arising out of the disorder as well.
The healthcare solutions provide a diabetic or pre-diabetic with total care which are aimed at treating the person with diabetes, rather than just treatment of the disorder.
Apollo Sugar’s specialized packages provide the diabetic with a series of well thought through services which include periodic consultations with the endocrinologists or diabetologists, lifestyle management related counselling, diagnostic tests, specialized diabetes screenings and a robust patient engagement program, which has been proven internationally in helping diabetics reach their target healthy blood sugar levels.
Apollo Sugar has a team of experts including the best endocrinologists and diabetologists with international experience, well experienced dietitians, diabetic educators and physiotherapists – a complete team to provide holistic diabetes care.
The innovative care solutions at Apollo Sugar include ultra-modern equipment along with a technology based care program, which not only help manage the diabetes of an individual but also the complete lifestyle. Apollo Sugar’s Patient Engagement Program is based on proven success in providing effective treatment and support to the diabetic and his family.
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is very essential for the control and management of diabetes. This includes making healthy eating choices and having an active lifestyle that includes some amount of walking, running and exercise. If proper lifestyle decisions are not made, diabetes can spiral out of control leading to various health complications.
A diet plan is tailor made, keeping in mind the specific requirements of an individual’s condition. It is always beneficial to follow a diet plan so that all the nutritional requirements are adequately met. Many of the times our normal diet misses few important nutrients in our daily routine; a dietician on observing a patient’s diet ensures that these gaps are filled.
For diabetics who are obese it would be helpful to lose weight to maintain blood sugar levels and a correct diet plan by a dietitian, would help in achieving these targets.
The most common tests are:
- GTT (Glucose Tolerance Test)
- FBG (Fasting Blood Glucose) & PPBG (Post Prandial Blood Glucose)
- HbA1c (Glycated Haemoglobin levels)
Most individuals with diabetes exhibit these common symptoms:
- Increased thirst
- Weight loss
- Blurred vision
- Sores that do not heal
- Increased hunger
- Frequent fatigue
- Increased urination (especially at night)
Diabetes is a health condition that arises when the body is unable to process sugar/glucose correctly. Due to this medical malfunction, glucose in the blood cannot enter the body cells due to lack of insulin resulting in an abnormally high level of glucose in the blood stream.