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The lifetime risk of developing diabetes is 1 in 3 among Singaporeans. Diabetes is the 10th leading cause of death in Singapore accounting for 1.7 per cent of total deaths in 2011.

Why is diabetes so high in Singapore?

SINGAPORE – Local researchers now have a clue as to why Asians are more prone to Type 2 diabetes than their Western counterparts: Their bodies often do not produce enough insulin, causing sugar to build up in the bloodstream and a host of accompanying health issues, ranging from fatigue to wounds which do not heal and more…

  • 14 Apr 2016 — The Ministry of Health has declared war on diabetes, describing it as one of the biggest drains on the healthcare system here.

Singapore Diabetes Updates

Can diabetes make you blind?

{:en}When does one need to see an ophthalmologist (eye specialist)? A definite sign will be when there is acute blurring ...
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Prediabetes: Nature’s good warning sign?

{:en}Prediabetes warning sign. Considering the prevalence of diabetes in Singapore, it is not surprising for one (or one’s family members) ...
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Diabetes tip: THE coffeeshop drink to order – ice kosong

{:en}Diabetes tip. With Singapore waging war on diabetes, it is no secret that we Singaporeans are becoming a lot more ...
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Diabetes tip: No need to give up white rice completely!

{:en}White rice is deeply entrenched in many Asian cultures, some for thousands of years. This is especially so in Singaporean ...
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Foot care for people with diabetes

{:en}Diabetes Foot care. Proper foot care is essential for people with diabetes, as they have a higher risk of minor injuries ...
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How diabetes can affect your feet

{:en}Diabetes is a growing epidemic in Singapore, with about one in nine adults suffering from the disease. Some of its most debilitating ...
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome — Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

{:en}Although carpal tunnel syndrome affects only about 1 per cent of the population, it’s one of the most common nerve ...
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What are the earliest signs of heart failure?

{:en}Heart failure is a condition where the muscle in the heart wall weakens and is not able to pump as ...
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Treating diabetic foot ulcers

{:en}People with diabetes are at higher risk of developing foot ulcers, which are open sores or wounds on their feet ...
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2 common blinding eye problems

{:en}Glaucoma Glaucoma is a group of diseases which affect the optic nerves. This usually refers to too much fluid pressure ...
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