360 Program Diabetes Management Program
Updated: Nov 22, 2022
Approximately 3.9 million Malaysians suffer from diabetes, according to the National Health and Morbidity Survey 2019. This means that the prevalence rate has risen from 13.4% in 2015 to 18.3% in 2019, which means that in Malaysia, 1 in 5 adults in the country suffers from diabetes. And yet, according to the first ever Malaysian Diabetes Index (MDI), the level of awareness and understanding of diabetes in Malaysia is shockingly low. For example, 1 in 3 respondents with diabetes does not know what abnormal blood sugar level readings are.
Six surprising facts about diabetes
You can have diabetes (or pre-diabetes) and do not know it. If you experience any symptoms such as frequent urination, unusual thirst, extreme fatigue, extreme hunger, frequent infections or tingling/numbness in your hands or feet, check your blood sugar levels.
Uncontrolled diabetes can affect every aspect of your health, and here are a few examples of the areas at risk:
Dental health - High sugar helps plaque build-up on teeth.
Digestive health - Diabetes can damage the nerve that controls the way food moves through your stomach and intestines.
Skin health - High blood sugar levels cause the body to lose fluid and lead to infections, itching and dryness.
Vision - Diabetes can damage the tiny blood vessels inside the retina and lead to partial or total vision loss.
Diabetes is a significant risk factor for heart and stroke because diabetes may raise blood cholesterol levels. Cholesterol can build up and narrow your blood vessels, making it difficult for blood to flow freely.
Stress can increase your blood sugar levels. This is true of everyone, whether diabetic or not. Besides the hormonal effects of stress, it also affect our mental states.
Diabetes can be managed and pre-diabetes can be stopped if detected early and treated with relatively simple measures such as losing weight, cutting back on daily calories and staying physically active.
The urine of diabetics have such high sugar content that the droplets can attract ants.
Don't let diabetes or the complications of the disease take you by surprise. Talk with our lifestyle or functional medicine specialists at 360 Wellness Hub for strategies and solutions.
The difference in our program
Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a condition where the body does not produce enough insulin, or the body cannot utilize the insulin it produces. Type 2 diabetes is said to be a lifestyle disease. Lifestyle disease is defined as a disease associated with the way a person or group of people live. Thus we have developed a 360 program to help those with pre-diabetes prevent the onset of diabetes and also for those with Type 2 diabetes to control and manage their issues.
Controlling the blood sugar level is actually quite a complex issue but patients will have a team of medical doctors and therapist, and real-time biofeedback machines to help them manage and prevent diabetes.
Prevention is cheaper than cure and results can be observed within a month. Call or text 0123300415 to make an appointment with our specialists. Help us support better health for all.