What are the common symptoms of diabetes?
Common symptoms of diabetes include frequent urination, increased thirst, unexplained weight loss, fatigue, blurred vision, slow-healing wounds, and recurrent infections. If you experience any of these symptoms, it is advisable to consult our diabetologists at Sunridge Hospitals for a comprehensive evaluation.
How is diabetes diagnosed?
At Sunridge Hospitals, our diabetologists utilize various diagnostic tests to diagnose diabetes accurately. These tests may include fasting blood sugar levels, oral glucose tolerance tests, HbA1c levels, and random blood sugar levels. Based on the test results and clinical evaluation, our diabetologists will provide an accurate diagnosis and develop an individualized treatment plan.
What are the treatment options for diabetes?
Sunridge Hospitals offers comprehensive treatment options for diabetes management. Our diabetologists emphasize a multi-faceted approach that may include lifestyle modifications, dietary counseling, regular physical activity, oral medications, insulin therapy, and continuous glucose monitoring. The treatment plan will be tailored to your specific needs and preferences.
Can diabetes be prevented?
While there is no guaranteed way to prevent diabetes, certain lifestyle changes can reduce the risk. At Sunridge Hospitals, our diabetologists can guide adopting a healthy lifestyle, including maintaining a balanced diet, engaging in regular physical activity, managing weight, and monitoring blood sugar levels. Regular check-ups and early intervention can also help prevent or delay the onset of complications associated with diabetes.
How often should I have diabetes check-ups?
Regular diabetes check-ups are essential for effective management and prevention of complications. At Sunridge Hospitals, our diabetologists typically recommend regular follow-up visits every 3-6 months, depending on the individual’s diabetes control and specific needs. These check-ups include monitoring blood sugar levels, assessing medication effectiveness, reviewing lifestyle modifications, and addressing any concerns or questions you may have.