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A1C Test

If you are talking with someone about diabetes, you may hear the term “A1C.”
What exactly does A1C mean?
How important is A1C for diabetes management?


Blood Glucose

What is High Blood Glucose?

People who do not have diabetes usually have fasting plasma blood glucose levels that run under 90 mg/dl.


Diabetes, High Blood Pressure and Kidney Disease

High blood pressure (hypertension) is one of the principal causes of kidney disease and heart attack and stroke. When blood…

Gestational Diabetes

Managing Diabetes During Pregnancy

Imagine wanting to get pregnancy and bring discouraged from doing so. About 25 years ago, this was the case for many women with diabetes. However, with recent advances in diabetes management and careful planning,

Advice for when you are sick

People with diabetes have been identified as one group that may face greater risks of complications when dealing with COVID-19. With that in mind, Dr Noel Somasundaram has prepared these guidelines for adults with diabetes who may find themselves dealing with any kind of viral symptoms.


Monitoring Diabetes

Home Blood Glucose Monitoring, Hemoglobin A1c Testing, and Fructosamine Tests
There are many ways to monitor your diabetes and your diabetes control. Daily information is valuable to make decisions in the moment, while tests like A1c and Fructosamine provide an overall idea…


How to Prevent Heart Disease

Heart disease and diabetes are like twins. A strong link exist between diabetes and heart disease. Those with diabetes have greater risk of heart attacks. Two thirds of the deaths in those with diabetes occurs from heart disease.



Insulin is the medication used to manage type 1 and, in some cases, type 2 diabetes.

There are several things you should know about insulin.



Osteoporosis occurs when the body loses too much bone or when the bone formation is too little. As a result, bones become ‘porous’; weak and fragile and can easily break (fracture) from a fall or even from minor injury.


Thyroid Disease

Thyroid gland produces thyroid hormone, which controls many activities in your body, including how fast you burn calories and how fast your heart beats. Diseases of the thyroid cause it to make either too much or too little of the hormone.


Vitamin D

Getting some vitamin D by exposing your skin to the sun is something you hear regularly. Vitamin D is a prohormone- it is converted into activated hormone. Part of the vitamin D the body needs comes from food (such as dairy products and oily fish)


I had a pituitary tumour and I could not see. Due to the treatments given by Dr Noel Somasundaram I can now see and my life is better.

- Athula, Colombo

We were unable to conceive due to PCOS. Dr Noel Somasundaram corrected the problems and now we have our bundle of joy.

- Padma and Dev, Battaramulla

I could not control my diabetes and I was getting complications. No matter what treatments were given I had my blood glucose levels swinging from high to low. I am so glad I consulted Dr Noel Somasundaram now my diiabetes is better controlled and I am living a better life.

- Kamala, Negambo

When I met Dr Noel Somasundaram I was diagnosed with diabetic kidney disease and my kidneys had failed, I was weak and had multiple problems. After six months of treatment I am in a better position and my kidneys are working much better.

- Mr Lal, Kataragama

Patient Care


At DHC each new patient is evaluated by the endocrinologist Dr Noel Somasundaram. Our multi-disciplinary team works with Dr Noel Somasundaram to create the most advanced medical care possible, in addition, education, aggressive prevention and management of complications is tailor made for each patient.



This test measures your average blood glucose for the past couple of months. It doesn’t require you to fast or drink a special liquid. If you have an A1C of 6.5% or more you have diabetes. If the A1C is more than 7 then urgent action is required to control diabetes in order to prevent complications


Thyroid Tests:

For those with thyroid illness thyroid function tests are done. These include TSH, Free T4 and Free T3, in addition thyroid autoantibodies may be measured as well as thyroglobulin which is a tumour marker. Imaging of the thyroid is done with Ultrasound scan of thyroid if required.


Fasting plasma glucose (FBS):

This diagnostic test requires you to fast for at least eight hours before the test. An FBS will test your fasting blood glucose levels. If your levels are 126 mg/dl or higher, you will be diagnosed with diabetes. FBS also indicates how good or bad your control is.


Menstrual disorders evaluation:

in women with menstrual abnormalities, excessive hair growth or acne a comprehensive evaluation is made to look at the underlying hormonal abnormality. The tests often include LH, FSH both of which control the ovaries, Testosterone level which may be increased in those with acne,


Random (casual) plasma glucose test (RBS):

This is a blood test that can be done at any time. If the test reports a blood glucose of greater than or equal to 200 mg/dl, you will be diagnosed with diabetes.


Pituitary Assessment:

In those with suspected pituitary problems a variety of pituitary hormones are checked. These include: Cortisol, TSH, T4, Prolactin, LH FSH, Growth Hormone, and IGF-1. Sometimes dynamic pituitary tests are done. Imaging of pituitary is usually with an MRI scan of Pituitary.

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