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Diabetes Risk Tests in Europe

Hospitals, clinics and medical centers in Europe performing Diabetes Risk Tests.

Grupo Hospitalario Quirón

Quirón has an internationally prestigious medical staff, the largest in the sector, and is also the principal hospital network in terms of patient numbers and care facility area. The group administers 38 healthcare centers, more than 2,864 hospital beds and 7,500 associate doctors.

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Hygeia Hospital

HYGEIA Hospital is the first large private hospital to operate in Greece and has been a leading healthcare provider for the last 35 years. It is the first and only hospital in Greece to be accredited by the JCI.

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Hospital Ruber Internacional

The Ruber International Hospital is designed as a "whole hospital". thus achieving maximum efficiency in the organization and development of the various medical, welfare, educational and research activities.

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Medical Port | Medical Solutions Abroad

Medical Port is a medical travel facilitator, dedicated to connect individuals with the best healthcare in private hospitals and clinics in Portugal. Medical Port makes sure your health comes first

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HM Hospitales

HM Hospitales is a hospital group with six private hospitals in Madrid: three general hospitals, a cardiovascular hospital, an oncological center and a women's health hospital.

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British Hospital Lisbon XXI

An ISO certified private hospital with in and out patient facilities providing medical services that include urology, neurosurgery, cosmetic surgery, orthopedics, ophthalmology, ob-gyn, neurology, general surgery, bariatrics, neurology, gastroenterology and more.

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Medipol Mega University Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

Medipol Mega Hospital Complex is a modern medical facility with four specialist hospitals and an extensive selection of high caliber medical devices available for use. The hospital provides treatments in a wide variety of medical fields in its 470 bed facility.

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Nisa Pardo de Aravaca Hospital

A modern (opened in 2007), general, private hospital located in Madrid, part of the NISA group of hospitals. The international patients department can assist patients with accomodation and trasportation, and can communicate in English as well as in Spanish.

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Liv Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

Liv Hospital is the only institution in Turkey co-authorized Center of Excellence Accreditation in colorectal surgery, robotic surgery and bariatric surgery by the Surgical Review Corporation (SRC) and provides advanced technology and treatments to its international patients with its 159 bed capacit

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Quirón Madrid University Hospital

An ISO certified modern private hospital, which was opened in 2006, and is part of the Quirón Hospital Group. This tertiary care hospital 400 has certified physicians from all medical specialties capable of treating the most complicated medical cases.

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About Diabetes Risk Tests

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Diabetic risk test

What is diabetes?

This is a condition that develops when the amount of glucose in the blood is too high. This may be because the body cannot use it properly. This is because the pancreas either does not produce any insulin or produces it in inadequate amounts to enable the glucose to enter the cells of the body.


Types of diabetes

  • Type 1: The body does not produce any insulin. It is also referred to as early-onset diabetes, juvenile diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes.
  • Type 2: The body produces inadequate insulin, or the insulin is there but does not work properly. Some people are able to control the symptoms by making lifestyle changes. However, this is a progressive disease and usually requires insulin medication.
  • Gestational diabetes: The body does produce enough insulin during pregnancy. It results when the woman has very high glucose levels in their blood and the body is unable to produce enough insulin to transport the glucose into their cells.

What are the symptoms of diabetes?
  • Feeling very thirsty
  • Frequent urination
  • Male sexual dysfunction
  • Feeling very hungry
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Blurry vision
  • Bruises and cuts that heal slowly
  • Weight loss
  • Weight gain
  • Pain, tingling or numbness in the feet and hands

Risk factors
  • Low testosterone levels
  • Obesity
  • Age
  • Pregnancy
  • A family history of diabetes
  • Eating unhealthy foods
  • Being physically inactive

What is a diabetes risk test?

This is a test that assesses your risk to diabetes. Diabetes can develop without someone realizing it. This is because in the early stages diabetes is asymptomatic. Taking the risk test is important for early diagnosis which can prevent complications from arising.

Risk tests include:

  • The A1C test: This is a blood test that measures the average blood glucose levels. It is also known as HbA1c, hemoglobin A1C, or glycohemoglobin test. The A1C test shows the average blood glucose levels over the past 3 months.

  • Fasting Plasma Glucose Test: This test is easy to do. Before the test, you should not eat anything for at least 8 hours. It involves drawing blood and sending it to the laboratory for analysis.

  • Oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT). : A blood sample is taken before the test. You are then asked to drink a liquid with some amount of glucose. Your blood is then taken every 30-60 minutes after drinking the liquid. The test may take up to 3 hours.

Complications linked to diabetes include:

  • Eye complications such as cataracts, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy.
  • Foot complications such as ulcers, neuropathy and sometimes gangrene that require foot amputation
  • Skin complications such as skin infections and disorders

Heart problems such as ischemic heart disease

  • Hypertension
  • Gum disease
  • Gastroparesis where the stomach muscles do not work properly
  • Ketoacidosis which is accumulation of acidity in the blood and ketone bodies
  • Mental health deterioration due to depression and anxiety
  • Hearing loss
  • Neuropathy
  • Hyperosmolar Hyperglycemic Nonketotic Syndrome (HHNS)
  • Nephropathy
  • Peripheral arterial disease (PAD)
  • Stroke
  • Male impotence
  • Slow healing of wounds

Treatment
  • Special diet can help people with type 2 diabetes control the condition.
  • Gastric bypass surgery
  • Regular insulin injections
  • Insulin tablets
  • Exercise

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