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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.

Glycohaemoglobin (also known as glycated haemoglobin) comprises 6-8 of haemoglobin, and is formed when blood glucose attaches itself to haemoglobin. Photo: AFP

Before it gets too sweet: Testing for diabetes

15 March 2015

Doctors have at their disposal various ways to test for diabetes.

Got diabetes? There's an app for that

10 March 2015

CHICAGO: U.S. health researchers said on Monday they are targeting millions of smartphone users with Apple Inc's new software tool, hoping to collect an unprecedented amount of data on major diseases by tracking their behaviors via iPhone.

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Eat right, eat well, manage your diabetes

9 March 2015

For better sugar control, a study suggests taking high-energy breakfasts and low-energy dinners.

Expert view on diabetes

3 March 2015

Diabetes is a major health problem globally, especially in developing countries such as Malaysia.

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