By Nurrul Huda Ahmad Lutfi
ALOR SETAR (Bernama) -- Those above 20 years of age are advised to undergo health screening at least once a year to detect diseases like diabetes that appears more prevalent in the younger age group these days, says the deputy president of Family Medicine Specialists Association of Malaysia Dr Sri Wahyu Taher.
However, those who come from families with chronic diseases or suffer from other high risk conditions like obesity, it is better that they undergo screening every six months to detect any health issues right at the early stage.
"Based on the 2017 statistics of the outpatients coming to my clinic alone, 15 to 20 percent of them are at high risk for diabetes. Their blood sugar results are at the pre diabetes or clinical diabetes (very high sugar level) stage," said the family medicine consultant specialist attached with the Simpang Kuala Health Clinic near here.
KEEP YOUR SUGAR LEVEL TO 5.6 MMOL/L OR LESS
"Many of them come to the clinic for other problems like fever or stomach ache and not for health screening when they find their sugar levels high.
"Here, the doctor will advice all those coming to the clinic to undergo basic health screening like blood sugar level, blood pressure and weight even if they come with other problems," said Dr Sri Wahyu who is also the head of the clinic to Bernama recently.....