The leading cause of death in 70 per cent of the 400,000 diabetic patients is cardiovascular disease. Professor Tan Huay Cheem, Director at the National University Heart Centre, Singapore (NUHCS), believes that everyone should pay more attention to, and adopt measures to control and prevent diabetes. Prof Tan is also Professor of Medicine at NUS Medicine.
Ms Lim Su Mei, a dietician at NUHCS, also shared that one of the common issues diabetic patients face is knowing what is the right amount of carbohydrates to take in. It is challenging especially for the patients who eat out regularly, as excessive carbohydrate intake often leads to high blood sugar levels.