Condition Management

Overview
Diabetes
Hypertension

High stress levels, toxic environment, lack of physical activity and to top it all consumption of junk food - all this has resulted in surfacing of diseases in Indians at an early age. Lifestyle diseases such as diabetes and hypertension, which are usually associated with the urban population. The prevalence of diabetes and hypertension, as well as tobacco-related cancer, is very high in these regions.

HealthFore's disease and condition management programs prioritize on educating the masses on health condition in detail so that they understand the need of modifications in their lifestyle and its implication. The program is a combination of medicine, counseling and reality goals setting designed to encourage individuals to follow fitness regimes, monitor symptoms and manage their own health. It ensures personalized treatment and reduces the cost of long-term care. Significantly, we collect holistic patient data periodically to predict health issues and offer medical intervention.

Diabetes has emerged as a major public health problem in our country. Current prevalence rates are 11- 12% in the urban Indian adult population. The professional education that increases awareness of the importance of diabetes management is valuable in reducing and preventing complications of diabetes. Diabetes is a serious, common, costly and controllable disease. Controlling diabetes is easier and cheaper than managing its complications.

Designed treatment program is based on scientific evidence and clinical studies:-

  • Enroll patients for primary and secondary prevention
  • Indentify the cause of disease
  • Indentify patient in pre-diabetic state
  • Education and guiding on disease and it complications
  • Highlighting the risk factors
  • Identify patients with diabetes and co-morbidities
  • Classify members into low, moderate and high-risk groups for targeted intervention
  • Generate patient health profile and intervene to minimize hospitalization
  • Monitor condition and send automatic reminders
  • Analyze health outcomes regularly
  • Deliver discreet care packages

Hypertension is a very common condition both in developed and developing countries affecting 10-30% of the population. Most people with hypertension do not show any symptoms. Cardiologists recommend patients with diabetes or kidney disease to follow a stricter blood pressure standard. Diabetics are advised to keep their blood pressure at 130/80mmHG or less; while patients with kidney disease at 125/75mmHg or less.


Reading (systolic/diastolic) Classification Recommendation
120/ 80 - 140/90 Normal Recheck every 2 years
140/80 - 160/95 Borderline High BP Recheck after 2 weeks
140/80 - 160/95 Borderline High BP Recheck after 2 weeks
> 160/95 High BP Need long term treatment


Hypertension program is designed where the major factors the play role in hypertension are covered. Lifestyle changes that may play a part in hypertension treatment include:

  • Being more physically active (walking 30 minutes each day can help)
  • Following a healthy eating plan that emphasizes fruits, vegetables, and low-fat dairy foods
  • Losing weight
  • Eating foods with less salt and sodium
  • Drinking alcoholic beverages in moderation

Program details vary from person to person depending upon the lifestyle of the patient and dietary habits. Our annual assessment plan for early diagnosis and control of hypertension covers:



Action Frequency
Full lipid profile, OGTT, complete blood picture, microalbuminuria, chest X-ray, ECG, ultrasound scan of kidney and carotid artery Yearly
Cardiologist consultation Quarterly
Renal function test Half-yearly
Dietitian/ educator consultation Quarterly
24-hour BP monitoring Half-yearly
Telephonic consultation Half-yearly