Diabetes Mellitus: the Silent Killer

Protect Our Future is the Slogan for World Diabetes Day

 

Diabetes Factors

      a chronic disease that occurs either when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin or when the body cannot effectively use the insulin

      symptoms include fatigue, weight loss, thirst, blurred vision and frequent urination OR asymptomatic

      one in ten people in Asia is diabetic; more than half undiagnosed

      347 million people worldwide have diabetes

      30% world’s diabetic population is Chinese

      WHO projects that diabetes will be the 7th leading cause of death in 2030

      is rapidly spreading in Asia as people embrace American fast foods, such as hamburgers, hot dogs, French fries and pizza

 

The consequences of diabetes left uncontrolled are serious. Here are a few of the complications that can occur:

      Chronic Kidney Disease and Kidney Failure (diabetes is most common primary cause)

      Heart Disease

      Peripheral Arterial Disease and amputation of a limb

      Nervous system damage

      Blindness and other eye disorders (18% diabetic patients)

      Sexual dysfunction

      2 out of 3 people with diabetes die from stroke or heart disease

 

Are YOU at risk???

If you have one or more of the following risk factors, you should get screened for diabetes (American Diabetes Association):

      Age > 45

      Family History of Diabetes

      Central Obesity

      Hypertension

      High Cholesterol

      Menopause

      Sexual Difficulties in Male

      Previous Gestational Diabetes (diabetes during pregnancy)

 

Diabetes Assessment and Complication Screening Program    RMB3900

Medical history & complete physical exam

Clinical Laboratory

Complete Blood Picture

Fasting Blood Glucose and HbA1c

Kidney Function: Urea, Creatinine, Na, K

Live Function: Total and Direct Bilirubin, AST, ALT, Alkaline Phosphatase, GGTP

Fasting Lipid Profile: Total Cholesterol, Triglycerides, HDL-C and LDL-C

Thyroid Function: TSH

Urine for Routine Analysis and Microalbumin

Heart Disease Risk Factors: hs-CRP

Screening for Heart Disease: Treadmill Stress Test

Screening for Eye Problem by an Ophthalmologist

Optional: (additional charge)

 

˙Ultrasound: Liver, Pancreas, Gall Bladder, Kidney

˙X-Ray: Chest

 

For appointment or enquiry, please call 68775093 (PuDong) or 52986339 (PuXi)

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