Diabetes Program

The Diabetes Program at Bumrungrad Internatioinal Hospital offers a comprehensive approach to the treatment of diabetes and other endocrine disorders. Its internationally trained team of diabetes specialists helps children and adults take charge of their own health and well-being.

The Diabetes Program aims to assist in the prevention, diagnosis, education and treatment necessary for someone with diabetes to live as near a normal life as possible. A regular diabetes screening can provide important comprehensive information related to your current and future health, whether or not you have or are at risk for diabetes. A diabetes screening checks hemoglobin A1c levels in blood and albumin levels in urine. If the levels are above normal, then the chance of you developing or even having diabetes is possible. 


  • Identification of "pre-diabetes" to prevent the onset of the disease
  • Provision of treatment protocols for women with prenatal diabetes.
  • Laser treatment to treat diabetic eye disease and prevent blindness
  • Dietary and behavioral counseling
  • Personal health and medical education
  • Identification and management of other hormonal diseases

The Purpose of HbA1c Testing

The HbA1c test allows doctors to get an overall sense of how well you are managing your diabetes – whether type 1 or type 2 – over 3 months period. If you are diagnosed with pre-diabetes, this test is used to establish your baseline HbA1c levels.

Doctors also use this information to make adjustments to your diet, exercise, and medication regimen. The frequency with which this test is done depends on your individual treatment plan and goal, as well as how well you’ve been managing your diabetes in the past, but it is usually done every 3 months.

Test results can be obtained very quickly and can be conducted as an individual test at Bumrungrad or as part of a health check-up package. Since you can eat and drink as normal, little preparation is required before the test.

Additional Diabetes Tests

If HbA1c test results aren’t consistent, or you are pregnant other blood tests can be used to test blood glucose levels, including:

Fasting Plasma Glucose: Tests blood glucose levels after fasting a minimum of 8 hours. A fasting glucose level of less or equal to 100mg/dL is normal, whereas 126 mg/dL or more in 2 separate tests indicate diabetes.

Random Blood Sugar Test: Regardless of when you have last eaten, a sample of blood is taken. A blood glucose level of 200mg/dL with symptoms of diabetes mellitusindicate the possibility of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM).

Oral Glucose Tolerance Test: First, your fasting blood sugar level is measured, and then you are given a sugary drink. Your blood glucose levels are then tested over the course of 2 hours. If after 2 hours you have a reading of 200mg/dL or higher, this indicates diabetes.

Packages & Screenings

Diabetes Screening

HbA1C Microalbuminuria 2,260 THB

Hypertension Screening

Microalbuminuria 1,320 THB

Thyroid Screening

TSH Free T4

Talk to our Referral Office Representative in Hong Kong

Our local representatives speak your language and can assist you by answering any questions you have about the hospital as well as book travel arrangements. There are no additional costs for using this service as per Bumrungrad's One Price Policy.