Malé, Maldives – November 19, 2023 – In a bid to address the rising concern of diabetes in the Maldives, Tree Top Hospital announces the launch of a week-long diabetes roadshow from November 19th to the 23rd. This initiative, part of the Diabetes Month recognition, aims to raise awareness, promote early detection, and encourage preventive measures within the local community.
Recent statistics reveal that 6.7% of the adult population in the Maldives is grappling with diabetes, marking it as a prevalent health issue. Tree Top Hospital's roadshow, hosted in the hospital's ground floor café area from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, offers guests free access to expert advice and basic screenings.
The heart of this awareness campaign is a structured one-week event where attendees can avail immediate consultations from a panel of specialists, including medical practitioners, gynecologists, pediatricians, nutritionists, physiotherapists, and endocrinologists.
The roadshow's process involves guests registering with a Guest Service Representative before undergoing basic screenings for potential diabetes indicators at the nursing and family medicine stall. The family medicine specialist will then assess the findings, determining whether further consultation with a specific specialist is necessary. In the absence of diabetes indications, general advice will be provided.
For those requiring additional consultation, a family medicine specialist will issue a "Route Slip," guiding them to the appropriate specialist based on individual needs. Specialists will offer tailored advice and recommendations, covering gestational diabetes, pediatric diabetes management, nutrition counseling, relevant exercises, and endocrinology services.
The final consultation will be with an endocrinologist who will provide guidance on further investigations, such as ophthalmology consultation or recommend diabetes-related screening packages.
This comprehensive diabetes awareness initiative is open to everyone, reflecting Tree Top Hospital's commitment to promoting the health and well-being of its guests. By providing access to expert guidance and preventive measures, Tree Top Hospital aims to significantly reduce the impact of diabetes in the Maldives.
As the roadshow kicks off, Tree Top Hospital encourages the community to actively participate in this critical initiative, reinforcing the importance of early detection and preventive measures in combating the growing prevalence of diabetes in the Maldives.