Say hello to your new lifestyle buddy!

Filed on November 14, 2019

Andre Daoud, chief executive officer ?Medcare Hospitals and Medical Centres

Medcare Hospital, Al Safa in Dubai

The interactive programme is customised to help residents with pre-diabetes, diabetes and hypertension

The interactive programme is customised to help residents with pre-diabetes, diabetes and hypertension

Medcare Hospitals and Medical Centres' Disease Management Programme is designed to promote good health through dedicated care and fun lifestyle initiatives

With life getting busier and busier due to technology disruption, most of us are prone to making poor choices when it comes to health. Consuming unhealthy meals to practising sedentary habits collectively cause complications, increasing risks of various conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, cardiac issues, among others. 

In a bid to help the UAE population take better control of their lives, Medcare Hospitals and Medical Centres have adopted a Disease Management Programme, a comprehensive 12-month course that offers customised care plan for better health and well-being.

The programme is not just dedicated to those suffering from chronic diseases such as diabetes, but it is also aimed to prevent the development of health risks. The Medcare Disease Management Programme is positioned to be a gateway to living healthier, complete with tools to improve health status and support patients in making positive lifestyle changes.

According to recent global statistics, disease management programmes have shown significant improvements in the lives of patients. For instance, in Germany, programmes focused on type 2 diabetes noted a reduced incidence in complications, followed by a decrease in overall care cost by 13 per cent, leading to increased patient satisfaction with treatment.

Healthcare facilities in Japan recorded weight loss, which in turn reduced the risk of diabetes by two-thirds among patients with impaired glucose tolerance. Other countries recorded improved survival rates, making disease management programmes an ideal guide for UAE residents.   

At Medcare, a treating physician will create a customised medical care plan made to suit patients' specific conditions, which will include required specialists visits for the upcoming 12 months, as well as set health outcome targets to be reached within 12 months.

Patients will also be assigned a personal case manager, who will regularly interact with the patient regarding results and targets. The case manager will also have access to your care plan to schedule appointments, send reminders and follow up accordingly. 

Often, chronic diseases such as pre-diabetes, diabetes and hypertension are affected by lifestyle habits such as nutrition and physical activity. That's why Medcare has collaborated with leading organisations to provide its patients members with significant discounts to make their services accessible. 

As part of Medcare's brand promise, 'We'll treat you well', the brand is committed to motivating patients to utilise the tools provided and its world-class clinicians to improve overall health and well-being.

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