Diabetes in Singapore

What is Diabetes?

Diabetes is a long haul disease, which is portrayed by a high sugar or glucose level in the blood. It is a state, where the body gets insufficient amount of glucose level or not being able to balance and respond to the excess level of glucose produced in the human body.

Statistics of Diabetes in Singapore

The pervasiveness of diabetes among Singapore occupants has expanded throughout the decade. In Singapore, one out of 9 individuals ranging from age 18 to 69 has diabetes. That is around 11.3% of our populace or more than 400,000 individuals!

Diabetes is an overall plague, where the quantity of individuals with diabetes is enormous and still developing. Around 440,000 Singapore inhabitants who are matured and above 18 years or more had diabetes in 2014 and the number is evaluated to develop to 1,000,000 by the year 2050. Diabetes was the fourth and eighth most normal state of polyclinic attendances and hospitalization separately in 2014. Number of lives lost because of mortality and sick wellbeing identified with diabetes was the fourth biggest among all ailments in 2010. The cost trouble from diabetes, including therapeutic costs and efficiency misfortune, was relied upon to ascend from past $950 million of every 2014 to $1.8 billion out of 2015.

The pervasiveness of individuals with diabetes was comparable between the sexual orientations. Indians and Malays reliably had higher commonness of diabetes contrasted with Chinese over the years. One out of three diabetics were not aware that they had diabetes. Among the diabetics who knew about their ailment, one of every three had poor control of their condition

Difficulties of Diabetes

Despite the fact that diabetes is not lethal for the time being, undiscovered diabetes or inadequately controlled diabetes can in the long run prompt in-capacities and sicknesses, trading off the personal satisfaction of people and their parental figures. The movement to these complexities is animated when diabetes is inadequately controlled. A few maladies identified with diabetes can likewise prompt untimely demise and inability.

Consistently in Singapore,

  • 2 out of 3 new kidney cases were because of diabetes
  • 2 out of 5 individuals who had stroke had existing diabetes

Symptoms of Diabetes

In prior danger are the people, those with a family history of diabetes or who are overweight. They ought to go for compulsory screening before 40 years of age. General screening ought to be completed for a period of 3 years, each a long time for individuals whose screening comes about have been observed to be normal. Standard well being screening for diabetes is prescribed once at regular intervals for individuals who are 40 years or, then again more established
  • Rapid and frequent hunger
  • Regular urination and thirst
  • Weight loss and fatigue
  • Vision problems

Tips to Prevent Diabetes

“Counteractive action and EARLY DETECTION are vital to stemming the ascent of diabetes.” According to doctors at SGH, there is cure for diabetes, as it is a lifelong disease. But steps can be taken to prevent and control the diabetes to a much better extent.

Some of the well-known and resultant ways to prevent diabetes are :

  • Following a proper and balanced diet rich in proteins
  • Regular exercising
  • Reducing oily and fatty foods
  • Cutting down smoking and alcoholic substances
  • Being active

Early detection, consistent checking and auspicious treatment of diabetes can avert confusions furthermore, decreasing the effect of diabetes on people and their parental figures.


Saravavan Nadarajan (Vanan)

Vanan, fitness expert and leader at EzFit Singapore, specializes in holistic training—home-based, boot camps, and corporate fitness—with over a decade of industry experience.