5 best places to test for diabetes in Ho Chi Minh City

Diabetes (diabetes mellitus) is a condition that affects the way the body uses sugar (glucose) in the blood. When a person has diabetes, their body can’t maintain healthy sugar levels. 

Glucose is an essential source of energy for the normal functioning of the cells in the body. Unhealthy levels of glucose can lead to long and short-term health complications. 

There are 3 types of Diabetes

  • Type 1 –
  • Type 2
  • Gestational diabetes 

All types of diabetes require daily care and management. 

Who should test for diabetes? 

Anyone who has symptoms of diabetes or those who are at high risk should be tested for the disease.

Symptoms of diabetes

  • Increased thirst and urination
  • Increased hunger
  • Fatigue
  • Blurred vision
  • Numbness or tingling in the feet or hands
  • Sores that do not heal
  • Unexplained weight loss

Your chances of developing type 2 diabetes depend on a combination of risk factors such as your genes and lifestyle. Although you can’t change risk factors such as family history, age, or ethnicity, you can change lifestyle risk factors around eating, physical activity, and weight.

Risk factors for diabetes

You are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes if you:

  • are overweight or obese
  • are age 45 or older
  • have a family history of diabetes
  • have high blood pressure
  • have a low level of HDL (“good”) cholesterol, or a high level of triglycerides
  • have a history of gestational diabetes
  • are not physically active
  • have a history of heart disease or stroke
  • have depression

Risk factors for type 1 diabetes are not as clear as for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes. Known risk factors include:

  • Family history: Having a parent, brother, or sister with type 1 diabetes.
  • Age: You can get type 1 diabetes at any age, but it’s more likely to develop when you’re a child, teen, or young adult.

Where to test for diabetes in Ho Chi Minh City

Saigon Healthcare General Clinic – District 10 

Saigon Healthcare General Clinic provides a range of medical services including internal medicine, surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, oncology, dermatology, etc. The clinic uses new and modern equipment and computers for the fastest most accurate results.

A test for diabetes costs 226,000 VND at Saignon Healthcare General Clinic

Test for diabetes at Saigon Healthcare General Clinic

Golden Healthcare Clinic – Tan Binh

The test for diabetes is administered by highly skilled specialists and technicians. The clinic is equipped with a system of modern testing equipment (biochemistry, hematology test systems) to ensure fast and accurate test results. 

Test results will be strictly controlled by an internal control system and process, combined with internal control at a large Test Control System in Ho Chi Minh City. 

A test for diabetes at Golden Health Care Clinic costs 150,000 VND

Test for diabetes at Golden Healthcare

Vigor Health clinic

Vigor health clinic has more than 10 years of experience in providing health care, examination, and treatment. The clinic is among the top 6 clinics quality clinics in the 2019 examination of the Department of Health Ho Chi Minh City.  

In addition to the 12 medical specialties offered at the clinic, Vigor health also performs all paraclinical tests for screening, diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment of diseases 

DHA Health care – District 3

DHA health care is a general clinic built according to international standards, with professional advice and support from a major hospital at the city and national level.

The testing center has state-of-the-art equipment that brings faster and more accurate results. The skilled doctors provide treatment regimens for patients.

DHA Health Care currently offers a  diabetes checkup package, the package includes blood and urine tests, imaging, and diabetes testing for 605, 000 VND. 

Hanh Phuc General Clinic- District 10

For those wondering where to test for diabetes in D10, Hanh Phuc General Clinic provides a diabetes screening package that includes a consultation, abdominal ultrasound, and the following tests:

  • Glucose
  • HBAC
  • Cholesterol 
  • Triglycerides
  • HDL
  • LDL
  • Urinalysis

DHA offers a diabetes screening package for 970, 000 VND

Going for a test for diabetes is important as having untreated diabetes can pose a serious health risk. Make an appointment with one of these Hospitals or clinics on docosan if you have any symptoms or risk factors for diabetes.