Who is the profile for?
The profile is recommended for diabetics, patients with suspected diabetes, as well as, all patients above 45 years of age (every 3 years) in order to exclude diabetes.
The profile consists of: glucose, glycated haemoglobin HbA1c, lipoprotein, creatinine, urea.
IT IS WORTH TO KNOW:
Around 5% of world population suffers from diabetes with 95% being type 2 diabetes. 50% of people suffering from type 2 diabetes is unaware of their illness.
The symptoms that might suggest diabetes are:
- frequent or increased urination, especially at night
- excessive thirst
- excessive sweating
- sudden loss of weight
- excessive hunger
- dry mouth
- dry skin and skin infections
- blurred vision
- genital itching or thrush
- breath that smells like acetone (nail polish remover)