Diabetes is a metabolic disease that affects how your body produces and uses insulin, a hormone that regulates the body’s blood sugar. Left untreated, it can cause high blood sugar and raise bad cholesterol which leads to serious risks or damage to the body.
High blood sugar can cause complications with one’s nerves, eyes, skin, and other organs. On the other hand, dangerous levels of bad cholesterol increase the risk for stroke and heart diseases. Moreover, the World Health Organization recognizes that it is a worldwide prevalent disease considered as a leading health problem in many countries.
Despite these facts, it is still a highly manageable condition and people can easily live long and healthy lives given that they detect it early and monitor it well. MyHealth recognizes the need for healthcare options to help you do that.
Our Diabetes & Cholesterol Test Package is an affordable package that groups together the tests required to observe the blood sugar and cholesterol levels of the body for screening and/or regular monitoring.
WHAT DOES THE DIABETES & CHOLESTEROL TEST PACKAGE INCLUDE:
- Fasting Blood Sugar
This test looks at the amount of glucose (sugar) in the blood.
It requires the person to fast for 8-10 hours before the blood is taken for testing. Fasting is needed to ensure that minerals, fats, and other nutrients in the body will not affect the reading of results.
This test can show one’s blood sugar levels from 2 to 3 months back to see how the body is managing the sugar it intakes over time. Doctors mainly review the results of this test to understand the best way to manage diabetes, if one is diagnosed to have it.
- Lipid Profile
The Lipid Profile consists of five (5) tests — Triglycerides, Total Cholesterol, High-Density Lipoprotein (HDL), Low-Density Lipoprotein (LDL), and Very Low-Density Lipoprotein (VLDL).
These tests give a comprehensive overview of your cholesterol levels to detect abnormalities, if any.
Thinking if you should get the package to screen or monitor for diabetes?
It is highly recommended for you to get it if you have a family history of the disease or if you have been diagnosed with it. Even if you look relatively healthy, diabetes can negatively affect some bodily functions that may cause damage in the long run so it’s best to think about your health ahead of time.
HOW TO AVAIL OF THE PACKAGE
Schedule it as an appointment in one of our clinics.
You may do any of the following:
- Order and pay for the package in our website shop then set up your clinic visit with the Appointment Scheduler after.
- Use the Appointment Scheduler first and then just pay for the package at the clinic.
Have it as a home medical service with MyHealth HomeCare.
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