Clear signs of progress in war on diabetes: Gan Kim Yong

Health Minister Gan Kim Yong said that early intervention can prevent full-blown diabetes, and that more people should be encouraged to go for screening. PHOTO: ST FILE
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Singapore started the "war on diabetes" in 2016 because it has one of the highest incidences of diabetes among developed countries, said Health Minister Gan Kim Yong.

Diabetes has the same risk factors as other major conditions like heart disease and stroke. So, beating diabetes should also reduce incidence of these health problems.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 19, 2018, with the headline Clear signs of progress in war on diabetes: Gan Kim Yong. Subscribe