War on diabetes: An inside look

More following up with docs after screening

Blood glucose levels being tested in a lab. In all, as of May 7, more than 45,000 people have taken up the screening since the programme began in 2014, said a Health Ministry spokesman.
Blood glucose levels being tested in a lab. In all, as of May 7, more than 45,000 people have taken up the screening since the programme began in 2014, said a Health Ministry spokesman. PHOTO: GIN TAY FOR THE STRAITS TIMES

About 75% of those flagged during screening have seen a doc, thanks to extended subsidies

The national screening programme Screen for Life has seen an uptake in the number of follow-up consultations after people were screened for chronic diseases including diabetes.

Around three-quarters of those flagged have reported going to see a doctor after getting screened, the Health Promotion Board (HPB) told The Straits Times.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 10, 2018, with the headline 'More following up with docs after screening'. Print Edition | Subscribe