Education Health Singapore 

Singapore firm’s new product may help diabetics avoid sugar spike from food

A home-grown company has created a product that adds fibre to food and may lower the glycaemic index (GI) of high carbohydrate meals, preventing them from causing the sudden spike in blood sugar levels that is so damaging to people with diabetes. Food companies such as Han’s, Lim Kee Food Manufacturing, Gardenia and Tan Seng Kee Foods are now testing the product by local food-tech start-up Alchemy Foodtech. Alchemy said at the launch of its new laboratory yesterday that the product lowers the GI without changing the taste, colour or…

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National Day Rally: 1 in 9 Singaporeans has diabetes; problem ‘very serious’, says PM Lee

An average of about 1,200 diabetics undergo amputations every year. A woman has gauze applied to her finger after a blood sugar test at the Remote Area Medical Clinic in Wise, Virginia, U.S., July 21, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong painted a stark picture of the diabetes situation in Singapore during his National Day Rally on Sunday (Aug 20), as he encouraged citizens to exercise more, go for regular medical check-ups and eat healthier. He spoke at length about diabetes as one of three key long-term issues…

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Love of food, lack of activity leave Singaporeans vulnerable to diabetes

Are we eating too much calorie-rich food every day? (Photo: AFP/Roslan Rahman) Diabetes is a serious condition that Singaporeans need to take seriously, argue two experts from NUS’ Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health. SINGAPORE: Last week, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong highlighted that Singapore must “go all out” to fight diabetes in his National Day message. He said a big reason for ill health in old age is diabetes, with almost a third of those over 60 having this disease. “At first diabetes is an invisible disease, but…

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