Diabetes

Cheaper screening, low-sugar options in war against disease

Multi-pronged diabetes fight includes helping expectant mums and healthier food choices

If nothing is done to curb the disease, the number of diabetics in Singapore is projected to rise to one million by 2050.
If nothing is done to curb the disease, the number of diabetics in Singapore is projected to rise to one million by 2050. ST FILE PHOTO
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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.

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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. Subscribe