Diabetes—Facts you should know
Diabetes is the second greatest threat after cancer in the modern world. It becomes life threatening, if out of control. According to studies conducted by the World Health Organization, the increasing trend of bad food habits, laziness and resultant weight gain has caused a worldwide epidemic of diabetes, including India!
So, once you are diagnosed with the disease, it is absolutely vital to visit a diabetes specialist or a Diabetes Hospital to know the type of diabetes and the consequent health conditions and threats; you need to be under constant check-up and follow a healthy routine. The point of hope is that constant monitoring and a healthy lifestyle can keep diabetes under control and one can live many years without big health problems. Silverline Hospital, Kochi specializes in Diabetes Care and we help our patients to lead a normal life by keeping them under close monitoring. We have the best diabetes specialist doctors in India working in our hospital and this is what has helped us to serve the patients in an effective and efficient way.
Diabetes Mellitus is the condition where the body is not able to absorb carbohydrates due to inadequate secretion or improper functioning of insulin, a vital hormone produced by the pancreas. The body warns you about diabetes with several symptoms like persistent thirst and hunger, frequent urination, fatigue, weight loss, blurring of vision, etc. Skin problems, infections and numbness over hands and feet can occur too. Diabetes can be diagnosed by blood tests; HBA1C test, fasting plasma glucose test or oral glucose tolerance test.
Bad control of diabetes can result in foot amputation, blindness, cardiac or renal failure and nerve damage, and even impotence in men. So, before you face these nightmares, we advice you address the problem when it is in the early stage. In case, you are not sure, it makes sense that you should get in touch with a specialist in blood sugar treatment. Today there are a number of hospitals specializing in diabetes care and Silverline Hospital is one of those premium hospitals that are making difference in the lives of thousands of diabetic patients.
Who can get Diabetes?
Diabetes can occur in anyone. However, people who have close relatives with the disease are more likely to develop it. Other risk factors include obesity or excess weight, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and physical inactivity. The risk of developing this disease also increases as people grow older. People who are over 40 and overweight or obese are more likely to develop it although the incidence in adolescents is growing. Also, people who develop it while pregnant, a condition called gestational diabetes are more likely to develop full blown disease later.
Diabetes in Kerala
It is estimated that the incidence of this disease is high in Kerala; around 14 to 15 % of the adult population are said to be suffering from this condition. There are very few hospital catering exclusively to patients with this disease. Silverline hospital is one among the few hospitals providing the best Diabetes Treatment in Kerala. We are the first Diabetes hospital in Kerala to be accredited by the National Accreditation by the Board of Hospitals in India. This is a recognition for the high standards in patient care at our hospital.