Ceylinco Diabetes Centre offers free risk assessments and
A free risk assessment and selected tests for diabetes, considered
part of a healthy regimen the world over, could be done free in Colombo
next month, courtesy the Ceylinco Diabetes Centre.
The Centre has designated November as its 'Diabetes month' in
acknowledgement of World Diabetes Day which is observed worldwide on
November 14, and will, as part of its commitment to fighting the spread
of diabetes, offer free risk assessments to anyone who calls in and
requests one during the month.
Free Risk Assessment includes a Random Blood Sugar test, computation
of Body Mass Index (BMI), height and weight check and a blood pressure
test, and could also include a free consultation with a doctor if the
assessment indicates that the person tested is at risk, the centre said.
As an additional incentive, the centre will also offer every visitor
who obtains a Comprehensive Diabetes Package or a Health Package during
November a chance to win one of 25 Blood Glucose Monitors. These digital
devices are used to test the concentration of glucose in the blood.
"Risk Assessments are recommended for people at various stages of life,
and for those with any of several risk factors," the Senior Medical
Officer at Ceylinco Diabetes Centre Dr. Sharmila David said.
"Many medical conditions can trigger diabetes and therefore periodic
screening is advisable. Those with a confirmed diagnosis of diabetes
should also be tested routinely for complications," she said.
All tests, consultations and treatment at the Ceylinco Diabetes
Centre located at Colombo 2 take place in a comfortable, non-hospital