DOH Calls on Patients to Join Diabetes Care Network
Do you suffer from diabetes? Do you have problems with controlling blood sugar? Are you exhibiting symptoms such as blurry vision or foamy urine? Do you know who to consult with when encountering diabetes-related issues?
The Department of Health (DOH) invites diabetics to join the “Taipei City Diabetes Care Network,” a platform providing information regarding the City’s services and resources for the chronic disease.
On the Network’s website, patients will have access to a list covering 57 city government-certified medical institutes, clinics, and hospitals in diabetic treatment. In addition to medications, the facilities also provide patients with nutrition tips and advice on diet, exercise, as well as foot care. DOH urges diabetics to undergo the following examinations on a regular basis to prevent diabetes complications: HbA1c test (every three months), fundus examination or fundus photography (every year), urine micro albumin test, foot examination, and blood lipid test (every year), and oral examination (every six months).Patients are also advised to self-monitor their blood glucose levels, follow a healthy diet, exercise regularly, and seek assistance at the 29 diabetes support groups established by health centers across the twelve administrative districts. For more information, please call the 1999 Citizen Hotline (ext. 7115) or visit DOH website at http://health.gov.taipei (Chinese)
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