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Showing support: The cheque presentation ceremony with (from left) Yatela, Zaitoon, Dr Ikram Shah and Rahimah.

Helping young diabetics cope

23 November 2014

ASHVIN (not his real name), age 10, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at seven. His father, who used to work as a safety officer in a private company had to give up his job to take care of his two children after the death of Ashvin’s mother in 2011, due to nasal cavity cancer and paranasal sinus.

Dr Mads Krogsgaard Thomsen speaking to international media at the Novo Nordisk Favrholm campus in Denmark. He observed that once countries become obese, there is a lag time of about 10 years before the resultant increase in diabetes. - Novo Nordisk

Obese and diabetic? There’s a shot for you

23 November 2014

Danish pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk tackles both obesity and diabetes in their current drug pipeline.

Diet may influence ovarian cancer survival

22 November 2014

Women with healthier diets before an ovarian cancer diagnosis are less likely to die than women with poorer diets, according to study.

Dr Mah (second from right) joining Dr Chandran (second from left) for a 30-minute warm up exercise.

Exhibition and health campaign organised in conjunction with World Diabetes Day

21 November 2014

IN conjunction with World Diabetes Day, the Diabetes Association of Malaysia Perak Branch organised an exhibition and health screening campaign at the Sultan Abdul Aziz recreational park recently.

Zaitoon (centre) presenting a mock cheque for RM730,000 to Dr Ikram Shah to kickstart the Diabetes Malaysia Children’s Fund. Looking on is Yayasan Sime Darby CEO Yatela Zainal Abidin.

Helping children live with diabetes

19 November 2014

DIABETES does not only affect adults but young children too.

The most frightening statistic for Sir Michael Hirst is the 46 of diabetics who remain undiagnosed, untreated and at risk of developing the many complications of the disease. - Novo Nordisk

Beware the oncoming wave of diabetes

16 November 2014

The world is facing a diabetic pandemic of massive proportions, if nothing is done now.

Eating a healthy breakfast decreases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by helping to control appetite and blood sugar concentrations in both adults and children. – AFP

Diabetes: Living the sweet life

16 November 2014

This year’s World Diabetes Day theme is ‘Healthy Living and Diabetes’.

Diabetes and sleep deprivation feed on each other: Diabetes symptoms disturb sleep, while sleep loss can contribute to diabetes. (Photo courtesy Fotolia/MCT)

Diabetes and sleep deprivation feed on each other

16 November 2014

Diabetes symptoms disturb sleep, while sleep loss contributes to diabetes. It’s a vicious cycle that needs to be rectified.

6. The right attitude - Weight loss occurs gradually and a determined individual finds encouragement in the smallest of improvements.For Metro Online Broadcast weekly Top 10: 10 tips to prevent diabetes. Photo by NOEL FOO.

Tips to stay healthy

15 November 2014

IN CONJUNCTION with World Diabetes Day, Metro Online Broadcast (mob.com.my) spoke to experts Datuk Dr Khalid Abdul Kadir and Dr Shereen Goh on diabetes in Malaysia.

Health alert: A woman checking her blood sugar level to determine whether she has diabetes.

Call to check blood sugar level regularly

10 November 2014

SIBU: The people have been advised to go for blood sugar level checks at least once a year to determine whether they have diabetes.

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