What Is The Chronic Disease Home Management (CDHM™) Programme For Diabetes?

By the team at Speedoc,
 
February 11, 2021

Speedoc’s Chronic Disease Home Management (CDHM™) is a fully home-based treatment programme designed to help you manage your chronic conditions optimally, right from the comfort of your home. All our CDHM™ programmes are strictly guided by the Ministry of Health’s clinical practice guidelines. Chronic conditions we treat under CDHM™ include:

  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension (a.k.a high blood pressure)
  • High Cholesterol (a.k.a hyperlipidemia)
  • Thyroid Conditions (hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism)

This programme is fully customisable to your medical history and needs. Took a blood glucose test just a month ago and don’t want to take it again? Let us know and we’ll remove it from the list of tests you’ll receive as long as you still have the results with you. Need an additional blood test? Add it on to the list. Our Patient Care Team will listen to your needs and help you craft your very own CDHM™ programme.

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN CDHM™ FOR DIABETES?

Our CDHM™ programme for diabetes includes:

  • All relevant lab tests
  • One (1) doctor house visit accompanied by a nurse
  • One (1) nurse house visit
  • Three (3) video consultations with a doctor to review your condition

You will also receive five (5) additional video consultations that can be used by any family member, for any condition, within the 12 months you’re enrolled in the programme.

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HOW OFTEN WILL I SEE THE DOCTOR UNDER THIS PROGRAMME?

You will have a total of five (5) consultations with your doctor:

Consultation 1: Initial visit (in-person) Your doctor will visit you at home with a nurse to conduct the necessary tests and examinations to set a baseline for your treatment for the upcoming year.

Consultation 2: Follow-up teleconsultation (3-5 days after initial visit) Approximately three to five days after your first visit, your doctor will schedule a follow-up video consultation with you to go over your test results and clarify any doubts you may have. Three months’ worth of medication will also be prescribed and delivered to you, free of charge.

Consultation 3: First review over teleconsultation (3 months after initial visit) Your first review will be done three months after your initial consultation. Our Patient Care Team will contact you ahead of time to schedule your review. This consultation will be done over video consultation, where your doctor will review your condition and make the necessary adjustments to your medication if needed. Another three months’ worth of medication will be prescribed and delivered to your home.

Consultation 4: Second review over teleconsultation (6 months after initial visit) Prior to your second review 3 months later, a nurse will visit your home to take blood samples and perform a diabetic foot screening. He/she will also provide lifestyle and diet counselling. Your second review with your doctor will be scheduled about five days later, when your lab results are out. This consultation will also be done over video consultation. Your doctor will explain your test results to you and prescribe another three months’ worth of medication accordingly.

Consultation 5: Third review over teleconsultation (9 months after initial visit) You will have your final review of the year enrolled in the CDHM™ programme 9 months after your first consultation. You will meet with your doctor over video consultation again to review your condition and have your final prescriptions done. After this consultation, you will have the option of renewing your enrolment.

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WHO SHOULD SIGN UP FOR THE CDHM™ PROGRAMME FOR DIABETES?

Anyone who suffers from diabetes would benefit from enrolling in CDHM™ for diabetes. In particular, this programme would be suitable for those with type 2 diabetes that is not well-managed as we remove the hassle of remembering to go for follow-ups.

Unsure if you may have diabetes or not? Common symptoms of type 2 diabetes include:

  • Wounds that heal slower than usual
  • Numbness, weakness or tingling, especially in the feet, hands, and limbs
  • Frequent urination
  • Unusual weight loss
  • Persistent infections, such as urinary tract infections or yeast infections
  • Abnormal thirst and hunger
  • Unusually dry skin
  • Blurry vision
  • Fatigue

Type 2 diabetes develops slowly over time, and its symptoms are often hard to notice if at all. This is why it is important to know your risk factors and regularly go for health screenings to ensure that any signs of diabetes are caught early on.

WHY SHOULD I SIGN UP FOR THE CDHM™ PROGRAMME?

For chronic conditions like diabetes, regular follow-up care and management is pivotal in ensuring you retain your quality of life. Without optimal management, you are susceptible to complications like vision loss, kidney diseases, heart diseases, and more. Our Speedoc doctors have seen patients with a combination of various complications, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and even diabetic neuropathy, as a result of uncontrolled diabetes. Diabetic neuropathy is a serious condition that affects up to 50% of diabetics, and often causes nerve damage in the feet and legs.

These complications will only result in higher medical costs due to hospitalisation and additional medications. Therefore, Speedoc’s CDHM™ programme for diabetes offers regular management to help prevent the onset of such complications.

READY TO LET SPEEDOC HELP MANAGE YOUR DIABETES?

Download the Speedoc app today and enrol in our Chronic Disease Home Management (CDHM™) programme for diabetes today!

Alternatively, call us at +65 8180 8948 or send us an email to sgclinic@speedoc.com!