NHG slowly winning its fight against diabetes

Although the number of diabetes patients it cares for is still going up, the NHG has been able to slow the increase.
Although the number of diabetes patients it cares for is still going up, the NHG has been able to slow the increase.PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO

Lower rate of increase in number of patients attributed to 'teamlet' care at polyclinics

The National Healthcare Group (NHG) has been quietly winning its fight against diabetes.

Although the number of diabetes patients it cares for is still going up, it has been able to slow the increase. This is both in terms of new patients as well as existing patients who suffer complications or die.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 25, 2019, with the headline 'NHG slowly winning its fight against diabetes'. Print Edition | Subscribe