TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--Taipei Department of Health (DOH) calls on diabetics to join the “Taipei City Diabetes Care Network,” a platform providing information regarding the city’s services and resources for the chronic disease.
When patients visit the network's page (Chinese) on the DOH website, they will be able to find a list of 57 city government-certified medical institutes, clinics, and hospitals for diabetic treatment. In addition to medications, the facilities also provide patients with nutrition tips and advice on diet, exercise, as well as foot care.
Diabetics are urged by the DOH to undergo the following examinations on a regular basis to prevent complications: HbA1c test (every three months), fundus examination or fundus photography (every year), urine micro albumin test, foot examination, and blood lipid test (every year), and oral examination (every six months).
Patients are also advised to self-monitor their blood glucose levels, follow a healthy diet, exercise regularly, and seek assistance at the 29 diabetes support groups established by health centers across the city’s 12 administrative districts.
Please call the 1999 Citizen Hotline (ext. 7115) or visit the DOH website (Chinese) for more information.