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Diabetes is a serious life-long health condition that occurs when the amount of glucose (sugar) in the blood is too high because the body can’t use it properly. A major complication of diabetes is the increase in cardiovascular disease including heart attacks and stroke. Cardiovascular disease can be caused by narrowing of arteries through gradual build-up of fatty material within their walls.

If left untreated, these conditions can cause serious health complications. These may include hypoglycaemia, hyperglycaemia (inducing coma), and deterioration of the eyes (retinopathy), heart (coronary heart disease, angina, heart attack), kidneys (nephropathy), nerves (neuropathy, sexual dysfunction), lower limbs (ulceration, amputation) and brain (stroke, dementia, depression).

  • The WHO estimates the prevalence of diabetes at 8.5% (422 million) of adults worldwide
  • Managing its complications cost up to 15% of national healthcare budgets
  • Diabetes may lead to complications such as heart disease & stroke, kidney disease, eye disease, and nerve damage

 

  • Regular blood monitoring of HbA1c, Lipids, Creatinine can reduce the risk of developing complications as part of a managed care program
  • Radisens’ novel Gemini device will allow professionals monitor these parameters from a drop of patient’s blood.