At last year's National Day Rally, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong spoke of the need to tackle diabetes here.
The silent killer increases people's risk of contracting other serious medical problems such as stroke, heart attack and kidney failure.
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 18, 2018, with the headline 'Cheaper screening, low-sugar options in war against disease'. Print Edition | Subscribe
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