Category: Chronic Diseasse Management

  • Complications of diabetes

    Complications of diabetes

    Diabetes is linked to various complications, classified into two primary types: acute and chronic. Acute complications include diabetic ketoacidosis, hyperglycaemic hyperosmolar state, hypoglycaemia, and diabetic coma. Chronic conditions are more gradual, encompassing hypertension, nephropathy, retinopathy, dyslipidemia, and vascular complications such as micro and macroangiopathy, neuropathy, and others. A synthesized diagram in Figure 1 outlines these…

  • Diabetes Symptoms

    Diabetes Symptoms

    This article explores the signs and symptoms of type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

  • Definition of diabetes

    Definition of diabetes

    Definition Diabetes is not a single disease (1). It is a set of diseases characterized by elevated plasma glucose level (1) due to insufficient insulin production (2). A simplified definition of diabetes can be, diabetes is a disease when body can’t produce enough insulin. From clinical perspective, diabetes mellitus is defined as a metabolic disorder…

  • Health Insurance Coverage

    Health Insurance Coverage

    For managing disease, health insurance is a strategically good decision. A Health Insurance Policy would normally cover expenses reasonably and necessarily incurred under the following heads in respect of each insured person subject to overall ceiling of sum insured (for all claims during one policy period). Room, Boarding expenses Nursing expenses Fees of surgeon, anesthetist,…

  • Health Insurance

    In the previous post I introduced Life insurance. This section will introduce Health Insurance and its role on Health Management. Investopedia defines – Health insurance is a type of insurance coverage that pays for medical and surgical expenses incurred by the insured. Health insurance can reimburse the insured for expenses incurred from illness or injury,…

  • Life and Health Insurance : Tool for Managing Health

    Life and Health Insurance : Tool for Managing Health

    As a part of chronic disease management, insurance is a widely used supplementary tool. This article will introduce Insurance in general and move deeper in the upcoming articles. To say simply – Insurance is a legal contract in which an individual receives financial protection against a particular loss from an insurance company. It is a…

  • Machine Learning: New horizon for Chronic Disease Management [Part 1]

    Machine Learning: New horizon for Chronic Disease Management [Part 1]

    The combination of technology and analytics is bringing new horizon in health industry by cutting cost, reducing unnecessary hospitalization and also improving the health condition of patients. Chronic diseases like – diabetes, heart disease, renal disease and others could save billions of dollars by preventing unnecessary hospitalization. A study conducted at the Boston Medical Center,…