Flu vaccination important for those with diabetes

Flu vaccination important for those with diabetes

New data from Temasek Polytechnic shows are that many are unaware flu can affect blood sugar levels and it is effective in protecting themselves. New Singapore research recently revealed a need for improved flu protection amongst those living with diabetes. In...
Those living with diabetes continue to rise

Those living with diabetes continue to rise

Evidence suggests that Type 2 diabetes can often be prevented, while early diagnosis and access to appropriate care for all types of diabetes can avoid or delay complications. During World Diabetes Day, the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) released new figures...
Blood sugar control

Blood sugar control

Health supplement MororiX is ideal for pre-diabetics and help against the progress to Type-2 diabetes.   Specialty nutraceutical company Entity Health Ltd has launched a natural health supplement called MomoriX to support normal glucose levels. Globally, the...
Better management of diabetes

Better management of diabetes

NUS study found that pharmacist follow-ups cut diabetes costs and reduce health risks.     Pharmacist-managed care, in addition to routine check-ups with physicians, helped to improve the management of diabetes and the associated chronic diseases, revealed two studies...
Cardiovascular risk underestimated

Cardiovascular risk underestimated

Interim results of an online survey show low levels of awareness and limited dialogue between Type 2 diabetes patients and healthcare professionals.   The interim results of the first-ever multi-country online survey on cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk awareness...
9 healthy snack options for diabetics

9 healthy snack options for diabetics

Who says that a diabetic patient’s diet has to be boring? BY: Alefia Vasanwala Do you struggle to find healthy snack options as a diabetic patient? Here are nine dietitian-approved snacks that you can have on hand to quell your hunger pangs in a timely manner,...
Manage your diabetes

Manage your diabetes

Here are 5 tips to get you on track to control your diabetes.   Diabetes is a global epidemic expected to affect over 640 million people by 2040, putting one in every 10 adults at risk of the many life-threatening health complications associated with the disease...
Diabetes management

Diabetes management

A new smart coach to help those living with Type 2 diabetes.   A new smart coach supports people living with Type 2 diabetes to make positive changes in their lives and prevent long-term complications. This solution combines human expertise and mobile technology...
Diabetic foot care: Going the extra mile

Diabetic foot care: Going the extra mile

Those with diabetes need to take care of their feet so they can avoid infection or worse, amputation. BY: Kenneth Koh Some individuals with diabetes may develop diabetic foot problems that can affect their day-to-day activities. They also may face dangers of...
Managing diabetes with a dash of humour

Managing diabetes with a dash of humour

A 76-year-old shares how he deals his condition but doesn’t keep it too strict.   Lau Kim Boo remembers the time he was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. He shared that when he was 40, he had a cyst at his back area and was recommended to see a doctor to surgically...
Gaps in eye health

Gaps in eye health

Awareness of the importance of vision and eye health is relatively low among elderly Singaporeans according to recent national SNEC survey. BY:Eleanor Yap A recent study commissioned by the Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC) has revealed significant gaps in...
Diabetes & your eyes

Diabetes & your eyes

Diabetic retinopathy is a preventable cause of blindness and is reversible in the early stages. Therefore, regular eye checkups are important. BY: Esther Low While diabetes is a relatively well-known disease, few however have heard of diabetic retinopathy. As having...