Views sought in war on diabetes

Acting Minister for Education Ng Chee Meng (left) and Health Minister Gan Kim Yong (right) speaking with 5-year-old Kayleigh Lim about eating right.
Acting Minister for Education Ng Chee Meng (left) and Health Minister Gan Kim Yong (right) speaking with 5-year-old Kayleigh Lim about eating right. ST PHOTO: MARCUS TAN

A six-month crowdsourcing exercise to find out what is stopping Singaporeans from living healthily is the next step in the "war on diabetes".

Feedback from the exercise will go into an action plan that the Government will roll out in stages next year.

The exercise will be carried out by the Diabetes Prevention and Care Taskforce set up by the Government.

Apart from reaching out to regular Singaporeans, the 16-member task force will speak to representatives from the food-and-beverage industry, academia and non-governmental organisations.

Supporting the task force will be three workgroups, which will offer strategies to get people to live healthier, help existing diabetics manage their condition, and raise public awareness of the chronic disease.

Linette Lai

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on September 25, 2016, with the headline 'Views sought in war on diabetes'. Print Edition | Subscribe