To enable the patients achieve and maintain good control over Diabetes, and thus lower their risks from COVID, Kauvery Hospital has launched the Diabetes Helpline Centre.
Twenty four hours service is rendered by trained medical professionals and nurses who will respond to the queries from public and guide them to the appropriate expertise.“Many patients with uncontrolled diabetes develop many complications when infected by COVID-19.
These can be categorized into two- Microvascular complications (Diabetic Retinopathy, Diabetic Nephropathy etc.) and Macrovascular complications (heart attacks, damage to major blood vessels).
Generally, the Hba1c levels of diabetic patients should be less than 7; higher levels make diabetic patients vulnerable to develop infections or other complications says Dr. K. Baraneedharan, Senior Consultant Diabetologist, Kauvery Hospital Chennai. The helpline shall arrange advice and care at all stages of Diabetes.
People who are in a very early stage of diabetes or a pre diabetic stage can seek guidance on diet plans, wellness activities etc. adds Dr Baraneedharan.
Dr. Manivannan Selvaraj, Founder and Managing Director, Kauvery Group of Hospital says, Over the last one year we are seeing an increase in the number of patients the quality of health of many of them further deteriorated as they did not seek treatment from health care centers fearing the possibility of getting infected.
We also saw that the most common co-morbiditywhich put life at risk for COVID patients has been Diabetes”.