GI way to managing diabetes

25 August 2014 By Meena Sreenivasan An endocrinologist tells Meena Sreenivasan how to manage low blood sugar through balanced carbohydrate consumption   IF you have diabetes, the glycaemic index (GI) is one tool to note when determining your diet. People with diabetes commonly use the GI as a gui...

Know your vital statistics

25 August 2014 There are three simple measurements – weight, fat percentage, and waist-hip ratio – that every adult Malaysian should be made aware of if we want to go to the next level of improving the nation’s health. THE Health Ministry is actively trying to educate and remind Malaysians ...

Fighting diabetes

21 May 2014 By Dr Amir Farid Isahak Reducing the incidence of diabetes, the scourge of modern living, needs to be one of healthcare’s top priorities. NOVEMBER was diabetes awareness month, with Nov 14 designated as World Diabetes Day. Many programmes were organised throughout the month to incre...

Keeping an eye on eyes

21 May 2014   By Tan Shiow Chin The Health Ministry has introduced new clinical guidelines for the monitoring of diabetic retinopathy. DOES it surprise you to know that the most common cause of visual loss, including blindness, among working adults in Malaysia is actually preventable?   And as ...

Slow and silent

28 October 2013 Doctors are calling for more awareness of neuroendocrine tumours because of their slow growth and vague symptoms, writes Kasmiah Mustapha IT is a rare form of cancer that can grow slowly in the body and the symptoms will only present themselves years later. To make matters worse, ...

1-in-5 Malaysians are Diabetic

28 October 2013 If you think diabetes isn’t a big deal, think again. The most recent National Health and Morbidity Survey (NHMS 2011) has this alarming statistic: 1-in-5 Malaysians over the age of 30 is diabetic. Dr Zanariah Hussein, a Consultant Endocrinologist at Putrajaya Hospital, warns: “In ...

GI way to managing diabetes

28 October 2013 An endocrinologist tells Meena Sreenivasan how to manage low blood sugar through balanced carbohydrate consumption IF you have diabetes, the glycaemic index (GI) is one tool to note when determining your diet. People with diabetes commonly use the GI as a guide for selecting foods...