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When lifestyle measures are no longer effective to control diabetes, oral medications are prescribed. Photo: AFPAlong the line, insulin may be added to better control glucose levels. – Filepic

Medicines for diabetes

26 April 2015

For diabetics who can’t control glucose levels with lifestyle measures, drugs are required.

Diabetic Kit Kat thief gets time

14 April 2015

KUALA LUMPUR: He claimed he stole 47 Kit Kat chocolate bars to pay for mounting medical expenses.

Coffee may be able to beat life-threatening diseases

8 April 2015

The controversial drink has the attention of medical experts as it may protect against some major diseases.

Stay active to keep diabetes at arm’s length. – Filepic

Let's get physical: Run, baby, run

5 April 2015

To prevent or reduce the risk of diabetes, physical activities such as running is important.

Excessive sugar intake can lead to overweight and/or obesity that could increase the risk of diabetes. Photo: AFP

The role of food in preventing diabetes

29 March 2015

Diabetes can be prevented, and one of the best ways of doing so is by practising healthy eating habits and regular physical activity.

The bio-ink’s composition is variable, giving it other potential uses, one of which is detecting pollutants when used to draw sensors onto tree leaves. Photo: AFP

Scribble on your skin and get a glucose reading, simple and painless

27 March 2015

To find out your glucose levels, you could one day pick up a pen with a special bio ink and draw a sensor directly onto your skin.

The sweet crisis: Dealing with diabetes

22 March 2015

Some may refer to it as the ‘sweet’ disease because of its link to high sugar levels, but diabetes is definitely not what you would call a ‘sweet deal’.

Maintaining a healthy diet during your pregnancy will help prevent unhealthy weight gain. Photo: TNS

Beware of obesity during pregnancy

21 March 2015

Being mindful of weight gain when you are with child is important. Obesity can increase a pregnant women’s chances of gestational diabetes, hypertension, preeclampsia, long labour, labour interventions and miscarriage.

Eat like a champion to beat diabetes

18 March 2015

To keep diabetes under control, eat up your breakfast like an athlete, but only nibble your dinner like a princess, says study.

Pope Francis (top L) waves to the crowd as he arrives in St Peters square for the 60th anniversary of the “Comunione e Liberazione” (Communion and Liberation) catholic mouvement on March 7, 2015 at the Vatican. AFP PHOTO / ANDREAS SOLARO

New diabetes drug launched

15 March 2015

A once-daily medication for diabetes is now available in Malaysia.

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