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Control Type 2 diabetes and improve quality of life for patients

Turning 67 years old and having had coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery in Singapore, patient H.Y., living in HCMC, was suffering from severe heart failure due to complications of type 2 diabetes which had led to kidney failure. Coming to FV Hospital, the patient could not walk as it caused her trouble breathing and tremendous tiredness. The patient was appointed to Doctor Nguyen Huu Man from the Endocrinology Department. After getting to know H.Y.’s history and prescription, Doctor Man decided to use new medication for better treatment and to control the sugar level for the patient.

Doctor Nguyen Huu Man shared that the latest medication had stable effects, minimized complications for patients and helped lessen the chances of heart and kidney failure. After a period of treatment, the patient could enjoy life much more. Ms H.Y. could walk normally again, enjoy flights and travel abroad.

According to statistics, type 2 diabetes accounts for 90-95% of all cases. The main cause of the type 2 diabetes is where the body has insulin resistance or the pancreas cannot make enough insulin to deliver glucose to the cells. Some other causes are; high-fat and carbohydrate diet, sedentary lifestyle, obesity, stress, smoking, high blood pressure, among others. In particular, this is a quiet condition without any severe symptoms. However, doctors advise patients to go for a check-up when they find they have symptoms such as: abnormal weight lost, frequent urination, bleary eyes, or when your urine attracts ants. Patients should also have an annual healthcare check-up to ensure early detection, which will help the treatment be more efficient.

Dangerous complications of type 2 diabetes include; cardiovascular diseases, kidney failure, nerve damage, stroke, retinal disease, etc. Type 2 diabetes is often found in people who are above 40, are overweight or obese, or have a sedentary lifestyle. That is why this disease is also known as ‘adult-onset diabetes’. Diabetic patient is youngmost often affects patients who are in the age between 40 and 64 years old.

The Endocrinology Department of FV Hospital is specialised in diseases caused by hormones. These include: diabetes, thyroid disorder, hypothyroidism, goitre, hyperparathyroidism, cholesterol and lipid disorder, obesity, osteoporosis, adrenal disorder cause Addison and Cushing, development problems, early puberty, menopause disorder, among others.

To arrange an appointment with the Endocrinology Department of FV Hospital, contact (028) 54 11 33 33 – ext. 1229