Diabetes :Upto 33% Females & 24% Males-Get Screened

Diabetes is a personal and social liability and creates a high high burdens on individuals, families and society. Do you know that you have up to a 33% chance diabetes by the age of 60-69, Singapore ? On average, for the population, there is a 11% chance of diabetes based on the MOH 2010 study, this infographic below, shows the diabetes rate by age group in Singapore.


Diabetes Singapore data source MOH, Singstat

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What is Diabetes ?

is a group of metabolic diseases in which there are high blood sugar levels over a prolonged period. Symptoms of high blood sugar include frequent urination, increased thirst, and increased hunger. If left untreated, diabetes can cause many complications.Acute complications include diabetic ketoacidosis and nonketotic hyperosmolar coma. Serious long-term complications include cardiovascular disease, stroke, chronic kidney failure, foot ulcers, and damage to the eyes.”  by Wiki

Where to get Health Screening ?

To keep an eye on your health status you can go for screening, where the recommended recommended immunizations and health screening tests that you and your loved ones may need.
Find out more about health Screening by age groups at HPB here
Find out more about student health Screening at HPB here
Find out more about SG50 cancer health Screening at HPB here

What kind of healthy activities can do about it ?

Health is always associated with 2 things. Your input and your output. Personally I have lost 12Kg over 6 months, walking 10,000 steps a day and changing my diet, to feel fit and healthy, so I know these activities work.

Output Activities

Join the National Step Challenge for 10,000 steps a day
Where to get FREE Bokwa, Yoga, Kickboxing, Jazz, Zumba Classes and get your 10,000 steps a day
How I lost 10kg in 5 months by walking 10,000 steps a day
7 Easy Exercises to an active lifestyle by HPB

Input Activities

How to get fat, even with 10,000 steps a day
Play in the Eat Healthy Campaign
Play in the Drink Healthy Campaign
Play in the Get Healthy Campaign
Play in the Shop Healthy Campaign

Singapore Diabetes

Read More on The Disease Burden in Singapore by Ministry of Health


an excerpt: The disease burden by the Ministry of Health www.moh.gov.sg

Global Diabetes Scorecard

This publication is an extremely useful publication which draws attention to world wide efforts to combat this epidemic

“The Global Diabetes Scorecard enables the global diabetes community to track and report progress on diabetes, to highlight areas of good practice and to identify areas that may need targeted advocacy to encourage government action. The Scorecard is an International Diabetes Federation (IDF) publication.” by IDF

Read More about the IDF Diabetes Global Scorecard and how your country ranks in it
Download the scorecard here


Read More on Ministry of Health Diabetes Clinical Guidelines
Read More on International Diabetes Federation
Read More on Central Intelligence Agency : Information on Singapore
Read More on Definition of Diabetes on Wiki


Ministry of Health Singapore
HealthHub Singapore
Health Promotion Board Singapore


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