Diabetes Program

Diabetes Program

Diabetes results in the deaths of 3.4 million people per year and causes extreme physical disability, including blindness, in those who don't seek proper treatment.

Diabetes Mellitus (commonly known by most people as just “Diabetes” or high blood sugar) is an unfortunately common chronic disease throughout the entire world. Diabetes results in elevated blood glucose (sugar) which can, after an extended period of time, be quite damaging to many important organs - especially the brain, heart, peripheral nerves, eyes and kidneys.

There are 2 main types of diabetes. With Type 1 diabetes the body does not produce insulin (the hormone that allows the body to use glucose), whereas with type 2 diabetes the body does not react well to insulin. Type 2 is the more common form of diabetes around the world, accounting for 90-95% of all cases. According to the World Health Organization, over 422 million people are currently living with a form of the disease. Common signs and symptoms include:
  • Feeling very hungry, despite eating.
  • Weight loss, despite eating enough or more than enough.
  • Almost unquenchable thirst, and urinating often.
  • Extreme fatigue and blurry vision.
  • Slow healing of cuts/bruises.
  • Numbness, tingling, or pain in the hands or feet.

If you believe that you may have diabetes, then it is time to seek professional care. At Bumrungrad International Hospital, we provide many state-of-the-art services including: identification of “pre-diabetes” to prevent onset of the disease, provision of treatment protocols for women with prenatal diabetes, Laser treatment to treat diabetic 

Talk to our Referral Office Representative in the United Arab Emirates

Our local representatives speak your language and can assist you by answering any questions you have about the hospital as well as book travel arrangements. There are no additional costs for using this service as per Bumrungrad's One Price Policy.