13 Nov '11, 9am

Take steps to keep diabetes at bay: Gan Kim Yong

Take steps to keep diabetes at bay: Gan Kim Yong

Health Minister Gan Kim Yong says education, prevention, and proper management are key to tackling the global challenge of diabetes. Shown is a file picture of a patient with diabetes monitoring his blood glucose with a glucometer.-- PHOTO: AFP By Melissa Pang Education, prevention, and proper management are key to tackling the global challenge of diabetes, said the Health Minister on Sunday. Besides participating in 150 minutes of physical activity every week, Singaporeans should undergo regular screenings for conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure and diabetes. Various initiatives such as the Integrated Screening Programme and mobile screening services organised by the Diabetic Society of Singapore are some ways that support has been enhanced on the ground level, said Mr Gan Kim Yong at the World Diabetes Day exhibition at Suntec Singapore International Convent...

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