General Medicine or internal Medicine is the medical specialty dealing with prevention, diagnosis and treatment of adult diseases. Every new patient first visits this department and after the physician does the necessary tests and diagnostic procedures based on the results the patient is either treated by the physician or directed to the concerned department for further evaluation and treatment. The team at BOSH has experienced group of physicians supported by modern diagnostic services and a 24-hour pharmacy which work hand in hand to provide quality care to our patients. BOSH promotes preventive care by educating the patients on the importance of periodic comprehensive health checkups.
Diabetes is a disease in which your blood glucose, or blood sugar, levels are too high. Glucose comes from the foods you eat. Insulin is a hormone that helps the glucose get into your cells to give them energy. There are 2 types:
With type I diabetes, your body does not make insulin. With type II diabetes, the more common type, your body does not make or use insulin well. Without enough insulin, the glucose stays in your blood. You can also have prediabetes. This means that your blood sugar is higher than normal but not high enough to be called diabetes. Having prediabetes puts you at a higher risk of getting type II diabetes. Over time, having too much glucose in your blood can cause serious problems. It can damage your eyes, kidneys, and nerves. Diabetes can also cause heart disease, stroke and even the need to remove a limb. Pregnant women can also get diabetes, called gestational diabetes. Blood tests can show if you have diabetes.
One type of test, the A1C, can also check on how you are managing your diabetes. Exercise, weight control and sticking to your meal plan can help control your diabetes. You should also monitor your blood glucose level and take medicine if prescribed.