Discounts of over 25 percent on diagnostic packages, combined with several other special benefits are to be offered throughout May in celebration of the Ceylinco Diabetes Centre’s 13th anniversary, which falls on the 25th of the month.
The medical checks for diabetes and associated health complications comprise of a series of blood, urine and other tests, physical examinations and an assessment by a doctor, the Centre said.
A Comprehensive Diabetes check-up offered at Rs 5,000 reflecting a discount of 27.5 percent comprises of a medical consultation and a complete physical examination and tests such as Body Mass Index (BMI), visual acuity, blood pressure, fasting blood sugar, HbA1C, full blood count, lipid profile, urine full report, urine for microalbumin, serum creatinine and GFR, ECG, SGPT, and a discussion of the reports with a medical officer.
In addition, visitors who obtain the package will receive a free Total Foot Assessment for vascular and neurological complications usually costing Rs 4,000, a free refraction test for the eyes that is normally priced at Rs 500, a free dental check-up costing Rs 750, and a40 percent discount on the purchase of a Glucometer from the Centre.
A second package of tests designed for pre-diabetics offered at Rs 3,000 in May represents a discount of 20 percent. This package consists of medical consultation including a complete physical examination and tests such as Body Mass Index (BMI), visual acuity, blood pressure, fasting blood sugar, lipid profile, HbA1C, urine full report and a discussion of the reports with a medical officer.
Purchasing this second package entitles the visitor to a free refraction test and a free dental consultation. “Undergoing periodic tests of this nature is strongly advised for middle aged and elderly people, as well as younger people who lead sedentary lives,” said Dr. Charuky Weerasuriya, Chief Medical Officer at the Ceylinco Diabetes Centre. “These tests are designed to enable those at risk to make the necessary lifestyle changes to prevent diabetes or to effectively manage the condition.”
Packages can be obtained by visiting the Centre at Park Street, Colombo 2, on prior appointments made over phone number 011 2 490290, the Centre said.