December, 6, 2017
Diabetes is a chronic and costly disease with serious complications which is a rising menace especially in developing countries like Sri Lanka. According to the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), the prevalence of diabetes among adults in Sri Lanka is 8.5% and at present one in 12 adults in the country suffers from diabetes which totals to approximately 1.16 million.
Diabetes occurs when either the body can’t produce enough insulin or the body is resistant to insulin or combination of both; producing high blood sugar levels for a prolonged period, as blood sugar cannot be absorbed by body cells. Some diabetes patients can be asymptomatic and can be diagnosed by a blood test only. Others may present with one or more symptoms.
Although common, diabetes is a condition that should not be taken lightly because if not maintained properly it can lead to serious complications that can affect every organ of the body including eyes, kidneys, nerves and blood vessels.
Sri Lanka’s pioneer in innovative and affordable healthcare, Nawaloka Hospitals will be offering a host of screening packages from November 14 to December 15 in that regard, to help detect and take preventive care to steer clear from any complications due to diabetes.
Nawaloka Hospital takes pride in being the first and only healthcare facility to introduce such special packages to fit each and every patient’s budget and to have a dedicated unit – Nawaloka Serene Diabetes Centre - for diabetes with the view of promoting prevention through awareness-building and taking precautions.
Nawaloka Serene Diabetes Centre is a one-stop solution offering all diabetes-related diagnostics and consultancy by relevant experts such as endocrinologists, nutritionists and physiotherapists under one roof.
The Diabetes Centre also has a dedicated foot care unit to ensure diabetes patients are safe from nerve damage, circulation problems, infections etc that can lead to serious foot problems and amputation. The unit offers a care package that includes assistance with managing diabetes, regular medical checkups, physiotherapy and prescribing a comprehensive foot care regimen tailored to each patient’s age, weight and lifestyle.
Special discounts will apply for all tests including fasting blood sugar, postprandial blood sugar, HbA1C, Urine Micro Albumin, Lipid Profile, vision check and blood pressure throughout the period of the promotion.
More information about the Nawaloka Serene Diabetes Centre can be obtained by contacting 0115577111 or 0115730011.
About Nawaloka Hospital: Nawaloka entered the state dominated healthcare sector in 1985 and was set up to mirror reputed hospitals in the region which offered advanced medical technology and expert medical care. With its entry the private healthcare system took root in Sri Lanka and people were provided with an alternative to seeking specialized treatment outside the country. The Hospital was a pioneering initiative that built an impeccable reputation and has been at the forefront of the Sri Lankan healthcare sector for over three decades.
[caption id="attachment_41586" align="alignnone" width="750"] Diabetic patient doing glucose level blood test using ultra mini glucometer and small drop of blood from finger and test strips isolated on a white background. Device shows 115 mg/dL which is normal[/caption]