Diabetes is a growing economic, social, physical and mental health burden worldwide, especially in Singapore. According to the National Registry of Diseases Office, Singapore, every year:
- 2 in 3 new kidney failure cases were due to diabetes
- 1 in 2 people who had a heart attack had co-existing diabetes
- 2 in 5 people who had stroke had co-existing diabetes
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”- Benjamin Franklin
With world diabetes day is just around the corner, we would like to remind you that early detection is important to manage and delay the onset of diabetes complications. The complications of diabetes could lead to blindness or vision loss, cardiovascular complications, chronic kidney failure, amputation and stroke. Poorly managed diabetes certainly leads to a rapid progression of complications resulting in early death.
Warning Signs of Diabetes
Here is a checklist to help you understand the warning signs of your body:
- Increased thirst in spite of drinking a lot of water
- Increased urination
- Always feeling hungry or eating larger portions of food than you normally would
- Slow healing of cuts and wounds or wounds not healing
- Recurrent skin infections
- Always feeling tired
- Blurry vision
- Dark patches on the skin at the fold of your neck, armpit or groin
- Tingling, numbness in the hands or feet
- Unexpected weight loss without a change in diet and lifestyle habits
If you experience any of the above warning signs or notice them amongst your family member, friend or colleague, take immediate action. Reach out to our team of doctors and health coaches at MyDoc to help you beat diabetes. Early diagnosis can help save you and your loved ones’ life.
If your answer is YES to one or more of the questions above, reach out to our team of doctors and health coaches at MyDoc to help protect you and your family from onset of diabetes and delaying the onset of complications related to diabetes.
Always care for you,