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Diabetes

Dietician and Diabetic Educator: We provide a dedicated dietician and diabetic educator under one roof. Our team of dieticians and diabetic educators are specialised in providing nutritional advice and tips on managing your health conditions and prevent further complications.

Diabetic Eye Screening: High blood sugar can damage the blood vessels in the eye causing diabetic retinopathy including retinal detachment, glaucoma, blurred vision, etc. With blood sugar control and routine eye screening, complications of diabetic retinopathy can be minimized. Our team of endocrinologist and ophthalmologists offer treatment of retinopathy including:

  • Laser Photocoagulation: Depending on the type and extent of your retinopathy, tiny, painless retinal burns are made to seal off the damaged blood vessels and reduce swelling.

  • Vitrectomy Surgery: Accumulation of a gel-like substance called vitreous fluid is drained off and replaced with a substitute fluid. 

  • Fundus Screening: Images of the retina containing the build-up of fluid in the macula (macular oedema) and microaneurysms are captured using a digital fundus camera. 

  • Diabetic Retina Screening: Retinal changes that could affect eyesight are captured using specialised digital photography.

Diabetic Foot and Ankle Exam: People with diabetes may experience nerve damage (neuropathy), which can cause foot injuries including blisters, infections, cuts, wounds, a deep sore, ulcers, etc., which often go unnoticed. Our Podiatrists who are foot and ankle specialists offer screening and treatment of the diabetic foot including:

  • Dermatological Assessment: Skin, toenails and between the toes are checked for dryness, blisters, cracks, fungal infection, etc. 

  • Neurologic Assessment:

  • Monofilament Test: Foot's sensitivity to touch is checked by brushing a monofilament (soft nylon fibre) over your foot and toes.

  • Tuning Fork and Visual Perception Tests: Foot's sensitivity to vibration is checked by placing a tuning fork against your foot and toes. 

  • Vibration Perception Threshold: Vibrations are produced using a neuro-thesiometer to check the foot sensitivity.

  • Pinprick Test: Foot's sensitivity to pain is checked by gently poking the bottom of your foot with a small pin. 

  • Ankle Reflexes: Ankle’s sensitivity to reflexes is checked by tapping on your foot with a small mallet. 

  • Musculoskeletal Assessment: Your foot is checked for any abnormalities in its shape and structure.  

  • Vascular Assessment: Your foot and ankle are checked for any symptoms of poor blood circulation using imaging technology such as: 

1. Doppler Ultrasound

2. Brachial Index (ABI) Test

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