Each one of us, who is reading this, has or knows someone who has diabetes.
That is just about how common this disease has become. Diabetes was, up until recently, associated with elders, and the number of cases were not as many. At present, diabetes affects more that 7% of the adult Indian population and is reported in ages as young as 35. Diabetes is manageable, but if not detected in time, and without proper treatment, the ailment can prove to be fatal. Awareness is the key to helping people understand the disease and recognize its symptoms.
What is Diabetes?
Diabetes mellitus, or more commonly, diabetes, is a condition where the body cannot maintain normal blood sugar levels. It occurs when the body does not produce enough insulin or when the body does not respond normally to insulin, which is a hormone that helps to control blood sugar levels.
How does it impact our health?
When blood sugar levels rise, they can lead to serious health problems like heart disease, stroke, peripheral vascular disease, kidney failure, blindness, nerve damage (peripheral neuropathy), infections/poor healing of wounds, and a lower sex drive.
What are the symptoms of Diabetes?
Most symptoms of diabetes are very generic and are therefore unrecognizable at first glance. Here is a list of the most common symptoms that should make you head straight for a Diabetes health check:
- Frequent urination
- Increased thirst
- Weight loss
- Increased hunger
- Unexplained weakness or fatigue
- Blurry vision
- Nausea and vomiting
- Numbness or tingling of the feet
- Frequent infections
- Vaginal discharge or itching in young girls
Having mentioned the above, there have also been instances where diabetes has been detected without having shown any symptoms. Diabetes is a genetic disease, and it therefore becomes very important for a person with a family history of diabetes to regularly get checked for the ailment, even if no symptoms show up.
MediBuddy gives you the power to explore and book various diabetes health check packages at your preferred medical center and at your preferred day and time. Here are simple steps to book a diabetes health check package:
- Log into medibuddy.in
- Click the ‘Health Check’ tile
- Enter your location and category as ‘Diabetes’. You will get a list of diabetes health check packages at various trusted hospitals and centers.
- Book your appointment at your preferred day and time.
- Make a payment via a range of convenient payment options
What’s more? MediBuddy provides all of these packages at discounted rates!
The more we know about our health, the more power we have to change our lives.