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Diabetes

India is among the top 3 countries in the world with a diabetic population of a whopping 62 million, which is more than 7.1% of the adult population in the country. Nearly 1 million Indians die every year owing to diabetes-related problems. At Apollo Clinic, we firmly believe that diabetes is a disorder and not a disease, and thus can be properly controlled and managed through timely diagnosis and treatment.

What causes Diabetes?

There are several types of diabetes –Type 1, Type 2, Gestational, Juvenile and Pre-diabetes. Of these, Type 2 diabetes is the most prevalent and can be easily managed. Causes of Type 2 diabetes include:

Modifiable factors – High cholesterol, high blood pressure, high body fat/body weight, physical inactivity

Non-modifiable factors – Family history of diabetes, age over 45 years , race/ethnicity, history of gestational diabetes

Symptoms of Diabetes?

Symptoms of Type 2 diabetes go largely unnoticed. However, our experts at Apollo Clinic have put together the following list of symptoms that have been generally observed in patients with Type 2 diabetes :

  • Increased appetite
  • Unexplained loss of weight
  • Increased thirst
  • Increased urination
  • Lack of interest, concentration and tiredness
  • Pain, numbness or tingling sensation in the hands or feet
  • Blurry vision
  • Slow wound healing
  • Vomiting and stomach-ache
  • Infections and itching around the genital area

 

How can we help you?

At Apollo Clinic’s Specialty Clinic for Diabetes, we have devised a 4-step comprehensive approach for diabetes treatment. Our unique approach helps maintain good sugar control over a long term and help prevent its consequences. The four steps include:

Compliance – By compliance, we refer to the extent to which an individual complies with the prescribed advice, which includes factors like-

  •  Physical Activity
  • Diet
  • Medication
  • Frequency of testing◦

To encourage compliance, communication with expert diabetologists is made easy and you are trained and educated on the importance of compliance, as a first step towards effective treatment

Physical activity – Your food intake, medication and medical history are taken into account while coming up with an exercise regimen that is specially designed for you and is best suited for your need and convenience.

Diabetes diet – Expert nutritionists and dieticians are involved in the creation of a custom-made, specially designed diet suited to your specific nutritional requirements.

Testing and monitoring

  • Regular testing and monitoring of the spread and effect of diabetes on your body help control the disorder and keep it under check, lest it causes any long-term health problems.Regular testing and monitoring of the spread and effect of diabetes on your body help control the disorder and keep it under check, lest it causes any long-term health problems.
  •  Along with fixing regular appointments, our experts will educate you on self-monitoring, in order to give you total control over diabetes.

 

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