Fight it like you have it
Up to 90% of type 2 diabetes is preventable by simply making lifestyle changes1. These lifestyle changes do not only reduce the risk of developing diabetes but also other non-communicable diseases ie. Heart Diseases. Read more..

What is Diabetes?
Diabetes is a chronic disease that occurs when an individual’s blood sugar is consistently high because the pancreas does not produce enough insulin or when the body cannot effectively use the insulin produced. Read more…

What is Prediabetes?
Prediabetes simply means “a pre-diagnosis of diabetes”; a warning sign of diabetes. When someone is diagnosed as pre-diabetic, it means that their fasting blood sugar level is high but not high enough to conclude they have diabetes.  Read more..

Can a diagnosis of prediabetes be reversed?
After a diagnosis of prediabetes, there is need for immediate action to prevent a progression to diabetes. Read more..

How do I test my blood glucose levels?
A simple fingerprick blood test or urine test can be used to determine an individual’s blood glucose levels. A person’s risk factors will determine how often they would test their blood glucose levels. Read more..

What are the risk factors for diabetes?
The less active you are, the higher your risk of developing diabetes. Physical activity is beneficial to the body as it helps maintain weight and lower the risk of heart diseases, stroke and diabetes.  Read more..

What are the possible complications of diabetes?
The better those who suffer from diabetes control their blood sugar levels, the less likely they are to develop complications. Read more..

Warning signs of diabetes
Recognizing the signs and symptoms of diabetes early allows a person to get a diagnosis and treatment before complications such as eye and nerve damage set in. Read more..

So I’ve been diagnosed with diabetes, what next?
People diagnosed with diabetes are able to live long and healthy lives as long as they adhere to guidelines.  Read more..

Diabetes and Diet
Diabetes can be well managed with a healthy diet, combined with regular physical activity and medication which has been prescribed by a certified health practitioner. Read more..

Diabetes and Footcare
Although most people living with diabetes do not get serious foot problems, it is important to be aware of changes that can occur in their feet and what can be done to reduce risk of foot complications. Read more..

Diabetes+Coronavirus
Although living with diabetes itself is not a risk factor for developing COVID-19, reports have shown that when people living with diabetes contract COVID-19, symptoms are more intense. Read more…

Supporting a family member with diabetes
You can’t remove the disease, but you can offer support, comfort, and kindness in a number of ways. Read more..

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