14 October 2013
SUBANG JAYA: About one in every seven Malaysian has diabetes.
Diabetes is a chronic disease that can lead to complications such as heart disease, stroke, and kidney failure, among others.
In Malaysia, heart disease is the first leading cause of death, but the World Health Organisation predicts that diabetes will be the seventh leading cause of death globally by 2030.
Since 2009, Sau Seng Lum Diabetes Care Centre has organised activities to increase public awareness of the prevention of diabetes to mark World Diabetes Day each year. This year, it is promoting health screenings for early detection and prevention of various diseases through its campaign.
Regular health screening is invaluable in detecting potentially life-threatening illness. By providing individuals with information about their health risk, they can either to seek treatment or make positive changes to their lifestyle.
It is hoped that through the health screening campaign, the public will be educated on important health issues and learn to manage their health effectively.
A health screening package, including blood and urine tests for over 62 elements with body composition analysis, will be available to the public.
The campaign is on from June 3 to Dec 31. Proceeds from the campaign will be channelled to help the underprivileged through the centre.
For details, call 03-5882 9115 or visit www.sausenglum.com.my.
This article was first published in www.nst.com.my on 13 May 2013.