Diabetic's health improves under 'teamlet' care

Mr George Then has seen his blood sugar level drop to a healthy level under the teamlet care programme with Dr Tricia Chang (seated) and care manager Evonne Oh.
Mr George Then has seen his blood sugar level drop to a healthy level under the teamlet care programme with Dr Tricia Chang (seated) and care manager Evonne Oh.ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

Mr George Then, 63, became diabetic in his 20s.

For the next 30 years, the senior chartering manager with a shipping firm was "bo chap" (couldn't care less in Hokkien) about the disease, taking medication when he felt like it and sometimes skipping it for days.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 25, 2019, with the headline 'Diabetic's health improves under 'teamlet' care'. Print Edition | Subscribe