Diabetes Type 2 or adult-onset diabetes

The Colour of YOUR Urine!


People who are born free of diabetes may eventually get it due to any or all of the following reasons: too ‘rich’ a diet, a sedentary lifestyle and heredity (having parents/grandparents with diabetes).




25 July 2018

KUCHING: Malaysia has the highest rate of diabetes in Asia and one of the highest in the world, probably next to Saudi Arabia, said the National Diabetes Institute (NADI) executive chairman, Datuk Dr Mustaffa Embong.

He said there are about 2.5 million adults with diabetes in Malaysia, those aged 18 and above.

“According to NADI records, statistics suggest that almost half of Malaysians do not know that they have diabetes.

“Most of the time, Type 2 diabetes does not have any symptoms at all until you develop a heart attack, stroke, kidney failure, go blind or have amputations,” he said.

Read more at https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2018/07/25/malaysia-has-highest-rate-of-diabetes-in-asia-says-nadi-chairman/#bEKey6lADc7eGlBl.99

19 Feb 2017


Diabetes, High Blood Pressure and Kidney Failure among the Singapore Malay

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Kidney failure rates soar among Malays here, with their risk rising by 50% over the past decade

Kidney failure rates soar among Malays here

This could be because more are suffering from diabetes, high blood pressure, says doctor

The latest figures are from 2014 since it takes two years to confirm a diagnosis. They show that the age standardised rate, which takes into consideration the age at which kidney failure hits, was 643 per million people for Malays, compared to 224 for Chinese and 274 for Indians.

Dr Marjorie Foo, head of renal medicine at the Singapore General Hospital, said the high rates of kidney failure among Malays could be because more of them suffer from diabetes and high blood pressure – both risk factors – compared to the other races.

In absolute numbers for 2014, kidneys failed in 1,109 Chinese, 408 Malays and 118 Indians.

A study of 58,000 diabetic patients at the National Healthcare Group Polyclinics from 2006 to 2009 found that among the three major ethnic groups here, Malays had the highest incidence of diabetic kidney failure while Indians, in spite of poorer control of diabetes than the other races, fared best.

The researchers, who published their findings in the journal Nephrology, suggested this could be caused by delayed diagnosis in Malays resulting in more advanced complications, coupled with Malays having low levels of exercise and the highest incidence of smoking.


19 Jan 2017

No one should lose their life from undiagnosed diabetes—if you have symptoms of DKA, see your doctor ASAP.


If you have a child w/ you should know the signs of hypoglycaemia and hyperglycaemia. Download


Singapore has the most diabetes patients below 40 years old: Study

Friday, Mar 13, 2015
The New Paper
By Foo Jie Ying
S'pore has the most patients

The study, Joint Asia Diabetes Evaluation, also found that patients below the age of 40 fared poorly in terms of glucose control, hypertension and cholesterol management as compared to their older counterparts.


Uncontrolled diabetes can lead to mental decline by age 70, if you live that long…

The study in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine was based on more than 15,000 US adults followed from 1987 to 2013.

Uncontrolled diabetes can lead to mental decline by age 70, study finds 

MIAMI: Diabetes ages the mind about five years faster than normal, and those diagnosed in their 50s are far more likely to experience mental decline by age 70, researchers said on Monday (Dec 1).

The study in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine was based on more than 15,000 US adults followed from 1987 to 2013.

They found 19 per cent more mental decline than expected in participants with poorly controlled diabetes, and smaller declines for those with controlled diabetes and pre-diabetes. The race of the patients had no factor in their outcomes.

“The lesson is that to have a healthy brain when you’re 70, you need to eat right and exercise when you’re 50,” said lead author Elizabeth Selvin, an associate professor of epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. “There is a substantial cognitive decline associated with diabetes, pre-diabetes and poor glucose control in people with diabetes. And we know how to prevent or delay the diabetes associated with this decline.”


What Are Signs of Diabetes

What are signs of diabetes?

Frequent urination/Excessive Thirst
Feeling dehydrated or parched all the time, along with an increase in how often you urinate are typically telltale signs of diabetes.

Tingles or Numbness in your hands and feet
If your blood sugar is too high, you may have nerve damage. Most people who experience this say they have a tingling in their fingers and/or toes, sometimes even feeling numb in those areas. My friend Rob, who was a Type 1 diabetic, said he felt a burning feeling down his arms. This can also happen in your feet, legs, and hands.

Wounds Heal Slower and More Infections
Even though research in this area is sketchy at best, many diabetics and professionals alike report that those with diabetes have more frequent infections, and that cuts, scrapes, and other wounds tend to heal much more slowly. Though experts can’t be certain exactly why this is, they speculate that elevated blood sugar may cause the body’s ability to heal itself to improperly function.

Feeling Constantly Tired
The body normally uses sugar for energy. In the case of a person with diabetes, however, the body cannot effectively use this sugar, so the person feels fatigued, worn down, and beaten all the time. Dehydration can also play a role in feeling tired.

Vision Loss
My friend Tony told me the first thing he noticed that caused him concern was his sudden loss of vision. He was an avid tennis player with perfect vision, but says that one day everything just seemed blurry. He went to his optometrist, who was the first to suggest Tony might be diabetic.

These are but a few of the signs and symptoms of diabetes. Others include weight loss, inability to concentrate, and vomiting and/or stomach cramps or pains.


She suffered diabetes in silence for 13 years

SINGAPORE – For 13 years, she was afraid of telling people she had Type 2 diabetes.She made excuses as to why she couldn’t take certain kinds of food and she would take her medication at work secretly.

She thought society frowned upon diabetics and she feared being isolated if she admitted she was one.

But one day, she decided she had enough of hiding and sought professional help.

Today, she is a team leader in a diabetes support group, inspiring others to be open about their condition.

Ms Juliana Lim, 45, a management information systems executive, was diagnosed with diabetes when she was 18.

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The study looked at over 2,337 patients from Alexandra Hospital and KTPH with T2DM between 2002 and 2011.

The average age of the patients was 58 with 12 years of diabetes. 69% of the patients were Chinese, 18% Malay and 13% Indian.

The Real Singapore


According to researchers form Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (KTPH) Malay and Indian patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) are more likely to suffer from cardiovascular problems such as stroke and heart attack than other Chinese T2DM patients.

The researchers, who had studied the topic for over 10 years, explained that Malay patients are twice as likely to have heart problems as Chinese patients and Indians are 1.7 times more likely.

Giving possible explanations for these trends, the research team said that Malays had higher rates of diabetic kidney disease while Indian often had contributory factors such as high blood pressure or lipid disorders.




We are told:

Myth: If ants go to where your urine is, it means you have diabetes.
Fact: When blood sugar is above the kidney’s threshold, sugar tends to spill in the urine making it “sweet”, but it doesn’t mean that you have diabetes if there are ants around your urine. Blood tests are necessary to confirm if you have diabetes.


2. HOWEVER, YOU HAD BETTER PAY ATTENTION IF ANTS FREQUENT YOUR URINAL! The ants go to your urine for some reason, so go and see your doctor for a blood test.

One day, I noticed that there was a trail of black ants leading to the urinal in the staff toilet for men. This went on for some weeks. Another staff also noticed, and we soon worked out whose urine it was. Sure enough, a month after the ants had appeared, the person whose urine attracted them told us in shock that his doctor had diagnosed him with diabetes!

Friday, November 14

World Diabetes Day 2014

Diabetes mellitus

Diabetes is a problem with your body that causes blood glucose (sugar) levels to rise higher than normal. This is also called hyperglycemia. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes.

If you have type 2 diabetes your body does not use insulin properly. This is called insulin resistance. At first, your pancreas makes extra insulin to make up for it. But, over time it isn’t able to keep up and can’t make enough insulin to keep your blood glucose at normal levels.

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70% of type 2 diabetes cases can be prevented or delayed by adopting healthier lifestyles

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Malaysia has highest number of diabetes cases among Asean countries

SUBANG JAYA: Malaysia has the highest number of diabetics among Asean countries and the sixth in the western pacific region.

Subang Jaya Medical Centre (SJMC) chief executive officer Dr Vasuhi Murugiah said Malaysians must view this seriously, given that one in five adults above the age of 30 or about 3.6 million Malaysians are afflicted by this non-communicable disease.

Diabetes and its related health complications is one of the top killers in the country but could be prevented by simply limiting sugar intake and exercising regularly.

A healthy diet, regular physical activity, maintaining a normal body weight and avoiding tobacco can prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes.



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