Confused about coffee and diabetes? Not sure if your morning coffee is giving you diabetes or preventing it? I’m not surprised. Historically coffee has been deplored as an unhealthy vice. But recently there’ve been some big claims the other side … Continue reading Wait, What’s the Deal with Coffee and Diabetes?
Who says that desserts for diabetes don’t exist? Yes, you can have your cake and eat it too! Just make them healthier and in the right portions to keep your blood sugars well controlled while satisfying your sweet tooth. Try these desserts … Continue reading Best Desserts for Diabetes to Make Life a Little Sweeter
What is low blood sugar? As the name suggests, it refers to sugar in the blood that is lower than normal levels. Hypoglycaemia is the medical term for low blood sugar. Hypo = below normal and glycemia = the presence … Continue reading What is Low Blood Sugar?
Have you ever felt overwhelmed by diabetes? On a bad day, it can seem impossible to get your blood glucose under control, no matter what you do. I feel you. To manage your condition well, there are just so many things … Continue reading Diabetes Support Groups: How To Find The Perfect One For You
What leads to T2 Diabetes? Do you ever wonder if it’s a result of genetics, being overweight, or taking too much sugar? There are 5 common misconceptions that I would like to address here. Misconception 1: Diabetes can be Cured At … Continue reading Misconceptions about Diabetes: Why you should know this
Over the past two years, there was much news about diabetes in Singapore. A prominent piece of news is that Singapore has the 2nd highest proportion of people with diabetes among developed nations. Due to this, our government launched a campaign … Continue reading Diabetes in Singapore: A Perspective in Numbers
“Is type 2 diabetes reversible, doctor?” It’s a common question I get asked by many people that I meet. When I was back in medical school more than 10 years ago, we were all taught that type 2 diabetes is a … Continue reading Is Type 2 Diabetes Reversible? Your Guide In 2017
What does living a fulfilled life mean? The top few most common answers include being happy and being healthy. In general, it largely involves feelings of satisfaction and achieving the goals you set for yourself. What are some challenges … Continue reading How can I live a Fulfilling Life with Diabetes?
Looking for some diabetes-friendly fruits to include in your diet? But, you’ve heard of some bad rep about fruits, which make you want to avoid them? Fret not! In fact, all fruits are diabetes-friendly, which you can enjoy without worry … Continue reading 5 Diabetes-Friendly Fruits You Could Enjoy!
Fun fact: Did you know that men have a slightly higher chance of developing diabetes compared to women? This is according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This means that if you have the Y chromosome (yes, I’m … Continue reading Diabetes Symptoms in Men: 3 Crucial Things You Must Know!
At 48, with 4 years of diabetes, Wan achieved what she didn’t think she could: control diabetes. She lost 7kg, started eating vegetables and lowered her HbA1c to 5.6% in 6 months. For years, Wan did not eat vegetables. She found … Continue reading Control Diabetes with Baby Steps & Dietitians as Friends – Wan’s Story
Studies show that a 7% weight loss through eating better and increasing activity can help to prevent diabetes by a whopping 58% in those at high risk! 1 So how can we choose to eat better? Are there superfoods which prevent diabetes? Let’s take a look…. What … Continue reading Can Superfoods Prevent Diabetes? All You Need to Know!