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Diabetes Risk Tests in Latin America

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

Clínica Anglo Americana

Clínica Anglo Americana is a JCI accredited medical facility established in 1921 and works with many international insurers. The innovative hospital with its bilingual staff keeps up to date with advanced technologies, and provides treatment in many fields.

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Hospital Universitario Austral

A tertiary university hospital with over 750 physicians, providing medical services in most medical specialties. Services to foreign patients include interpreters, insurance coordination, and transportation arrangements. Both hospital and doctors have liability insuranc

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Dra. Blanca Elena Ramírez

A private clinic located inside the San Javier Hospital, offering stem cell therapy for a variety of chronic conditions, including Autism, Diabetes, Multiple Sclerosis, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Heart Disease, Blood Cancers and more.

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Hospital Universitario de San Vicente Fundación

A large tertiary hospital with over 600 beds and over 400 physicians providing medical care in all medical specialties. The international office can assist patients with insurance, accommodation and transportation. Private rooms are available.

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Galenia Hospital

Hospital Galenia holds the Certificate of Medical Attention Establishments granted by Joint Commission International (JCI), Accreditation Canada International (ACI) and is certified by the Mexican General Health Council (CSG).

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San Javier Hospital

A 73 bed private, tertiary, full service hospital. San Javier Hospital is affiliated with 3,000 specialized, board certifies physicians, and offers the full range of medical specialties.

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Hospital San Jose Tec De Monterrey

A JCI accredited hospital, located 150 miles from the border with Texas, United States. The hospital is a full range tertiary care hospital, with five areas of excellence: Cardiology, Oncology, Neuroscience, Organ Transplant and Liver Disease.

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Hospital Punta Pacifica

A modern private hospital which is affiliated with Johns Hopkins Medicine International. Most of the doctors and surgeons at Hospital Punta Pacifica were trained in the USA or in Europe.

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Centro Medico Puerta de Hierro

Centro Médico Puerta de Hierro (CMPDH) is a private, proudly Mexican organization, specializing in the provision of high quality health services.

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San Javier Marina Hospital

A tertiary, modern, small hospital, which is part of the San Javier group of hospitals. The hospital employs 48 physicians in most medical specialties, and provides many services to accomodate private and foreign patients.

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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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