Is sugar really the enemy in diabetes?

You don't necessarily have to totally give up your favourite nasi kandar if you have diabetes; just have it less frequently, control your portions, separate the curry and mix it in a little at a time for better control, and load up on vegetables instead of the proteins. — Photos: Filepic

When it comes to diabetes, most people know the basics – namely, cutting down on sugar and carbohydrates – but with sweet drinks, rice and noodles as the mainstay of local foods, it can be a lot more difficult than it sounds.

Managing this chronic condition is a lifelong effort.

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