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The reception is run by competent and friendly staff that is conversant with services offered at the unit. The out -patient clinic operates 24 hours with competent general practitioners who may recommend attending specialist clinics when necessary.
The unit operates peadiatric and gynecology clinic every day. There is a gynecologist, general and orthopedic surgeon on call to attend to emergencies whenever necessary. The E.N.T clinic runs every Thursday 5.00pm-9.00pm.
Span Medicare offers admission services to its client if so recommended by the attending doctor. Patients are taken through the procedure and given information on services offered during their stay and guided on the discharge instructions.
Span Medicare has competent nurses who undergo regular and continuous professional development. They regularly receive customer care, continuous quality improvement and Emergency scene management training among others.
Health Services at Span Medicare cover a broad range of clinical expertise, new technologies and state-of-the-art facilities which we have divided into the following categories: Laboratory Services, Emergency Department, Urgent Care, Inpatient Services and Outpatient Services. Each one of the links above is connected to a comprehensive list of the services we provide such as, Antenatal & Maternity, Anti-retro viral therapy services, School Health Services, Ultra sound scan, Immunizations services, Dental Services, Physiotherapy Services, Orthopedics services at Span Medicare, Ambulance services, Pediatrics, Gynecology, Physiotherapy, Orthopedics, E.N.T services, Family Planning, Immunization, Diabetic clinic, Physician clinic, Surgery, General evaluation , Cancer screening, Minor and major surgery and Health insurance.
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DIABETES MELLITUS (DM) (Too much Blood Sugar)
1. What is diabetes?
DIABETES MELLITUS (DM) is an Endocrine non-communicable disease affecting glucose metabolism in the body.
2. What are the different types of diabetes?
Type 1 DM: Caused by destruction of pancreatic beta cells leading to insulin deficiency.
Type 2 DM: Caused by increased fast deposition leading to insulin resistance.
Gestational DM: Occurring in pregnant women.
3. What are some of the conditions that lead to DM
1. Age: Above 45 years.
2. Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
3. Presence of DM in first degree relatives.
4. Sedentary life style, smoking, drinking alcohol.
5. Obesity and overweight.
4. What are the signs and symptoms of diabetes?
1. Increased urination
2. Increased thirst
3. Increased eating
4. Blurred vision
5. Low extremity and numbness.
6. Yeast infections.
5. What are the Outcomes of poorly controlled DM?
1. Heart attack
2. Kidney disease
4. Nerve damage
5. Damage of blood vessels
6. How do you Prevent diabetes?
1. Modification of diet
2. Weight reduction through regular exercises
3. Sensitization and education
4. Stop smoking
5. Stop alcohol consumption
7. What is treatment Treatment/Management diabetes?
1. Adherence to treatment as per your physician
2. Annual dilated eye examination
3. Annual micro-albumin checks
4. Foot examination on each visit
5. Blood pressure lowering <130//80mmHg
6. Regular exercise
7. Diabetic education
8. Lifestyle Modification
On average Span Medicare attends 640 insurance clients in a month boasting of her strategic location surrounded by residential areas of Kulambiro, Kyanja, Kyebando, Kikaaya, Kasangati, Gayaza, Komamboga, Kungu, Ntinda, Kigowa, Bukoto, Kanyanya, Mpererwe and many other areas. Basing on this, Span Medicare is a preferred facility for members that subscribe to a variety of medical insurance schemes that reside in the catchment area and beyond. Span Medicare enjoys a productive working environment with the medical insurance fraternity and has over the years provided excellent services in a welcoming environment to the satisfaction of quite a number of medical insurance clients.
Span Medicare, in collaboration with ADRIVUYO
(SPAN-Advocacy for Rights of Vulnerable Youth ) Uganda conduct community outreaches targeting youth on sexual reproductive health and rights issues. They also conduct community needs assessment activities because the hospital wants to understand better the community and to develop an effective implementation strategy to address priority needs.