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new Diabetes Prevention and Care Taskforce

Postby tankee » Wed Apr 13, 2016 8:47 pm

SINGAPORE: "We need to tackle the diabetes challenge. Therefore, I am declaring war on diabetes," said Health Minister Gan Kim Yong in announcing the establishment of a new Diabetes Prevention and Care Taskforce.

"We want to help Singaporeans live life free from diabetes, and for those with the disease, to help them control their condition to prevent deterioration," he told Parliament on Wednesday (April 13).

The taskforce - co-chaired by Mr Gan and Acting Minister for Education (Schools) Ng Chee Meng - will include representatives from Government agencies, the private sector and patient advocacy and caregiver groups. It will seek to implement a multi-year action plan to fight diabetes; engage and mobilise the public and the healthcare family as well as monitor and evaluate outcomes from its efforts.

This comes on the back of the growing problem of diabetes in Singapore, said MOH. The ministry revealed that in 2014, around 440,000 residents aged 18 years and above had diabetes. That same year, half of all heart attack cases had diabetes; two in three new kidney failure cases were due to diabetes; and two in five stroke cases had diabetes.....

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Re: new Diabetes Prevention and Care Taskforce

Postby starlight1968sg » Wed Apr 27, 2016 5:03 pm

related to diabetes:
Note the intake of soft drinks due to its high sugary content (?)

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Re: new Diabetes Prevention and Care Taskforce

Postby Tutor_G » Thu Apr 28, 2016 10:48 am

Yup. DM prevalence is increasing in our nation due to our more affluent lifestyle.

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Re: new Diabetes Prevention and Care Taskforce

Postby starlight1968sg » Thu Apr 28, 2016 10:53 am

Some soft drinks claimed zero sugar but still taste rather sweet.

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Re: new Diabetes Prevention and Care Taskforce

Postby starlight1968sg » Fri May 06, 2016 8:53 am

Diabetes: The rice you eat is worse than sugary drinks
http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/h ... ary-drinks
I eat a lot of rice daily :(

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Re: new Diabetes Prevention and Care Taskforce

Postby pirated » Fri May 06, 2016 8:57 am

starlight1968sg wrote:Some soft drinks claimed zero sugar but still taste rather sweet.

Zero sugar but full of sugar replacement

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Re: new Diabetes Prevention and Care Taskforce

Postby starlight1968sg » Fri May 06, 2016 9:00 am

I am more concern abt the rice! My family eats a lot of rice daily and although we mix our white rice with a bit of brown rice or grain, somehow I still like white rice the best.

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Re: new Diabetes Prevention and Care Taskforce

Postby pirated » Fri May 06, 2016 9:03 am

Time to cut back and look for white rice replacement.

As a matter of fact, old people with type 2 diabetes just starting is reversible by cutting off rice and sugar intake. That's that serious/effective

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Re: new Diabetes Prevention and Care Taskforce

Postby MrsKiasu » Fri May 06, 2016 9:20 am

I will try to cook more dishes so that dh will eat lesser rice. My hubby is a rice person.

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Re: new Diabetes Prevention and Care Taskforce

Postby mummychua » Fri May 06, 2016 10:13 am

diabetes prevention is not just about eating more or less rice. rather than cutting out rice, stop unhealthy snacking, refine carbo like cakes, biscuits and soft drinks 1st.

i think exercise plays a major role esp when most of us at leading a sedentary lifestyle. and genetics plays a important role too.

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