War on diabetes: An inside look

War on diabetes: It pays to keep your SweetHeart in mind

The better diabetes is managed, the lower the risks of heart issues in the future

The Renal Medicine, Diabetes and Metabolism Centre at Singapore General Hospital. In Singapore, about half of the patients who had a heart attack between 2007 and 2016 had diabetes, according to the Singapore Myocardial Infarction Registry, a registr
The Renal Medicine, Diabetes and Metabolism Centre at Singapore General Hospital. In Singapore, about half of the patients who had a heart attack between 2007 and 2016 had diabetes, according to the Singapore Myocardial Infarction Registry, a registry of all the heart attacks reported here.ST FILE PHOTO

Diabetes itself may not kill you but the complications associated with it - particularly heart disease - may.

This is why a nationwide movement was launched last week to encourage people with diabetes to know their risks and speak to their doctors about managing those risks.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 07, 2018, with the headline 'It pays to keep your SweetHeart in mind'. Subscribe