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7 Fall Prevention Tips for Seniors and Caregivers

"7 Fall Prevention Tips for Seniors and Caregivers" by Health Promotion Board, 5 October 2020, http://www.healthhub.sg Understand the risk factors for falls and get practical tips on reducing the risk of falling for seniors and their caregivers. Most injuries affecting older people are the result of falls, but falls don’t just happen as we get older. More often than not, falls occur due to one or more risk factors. These include your physical condition or a medical problem, as well as safety hazards in your home or community environment. Personal risk factors include muscle weakness, especially in the

Reverse Pre-diabetes with These 4 Simple Steps

"Reverse Pre-diabetes with These 4 Simple Steps" by Health Promotion Board, 12 April 2021, http://www.healthhub.sg You can reverse pre-diabetes and prevent type 2 diabetes with healthier lifestyle choices and habits Diabetes is a chronic medical condition in which the blood sugar level in the body remains high for prolonged periods of time. In Singapore, it is estimated that one out of nine people aged between 18 and 69 has diabetes — about 11.3 percent of our population! What is Type 2 Diabetes? Preventing Type 2 diabetes is possible. Some risk factors, such as being overweight or obese, following

Here’s What You Don’t Know About Diabetes That Could Ruin Your Life

"Diabetes Mellitus" by Health Promotion Board, 28 October 2019, http://www.healthhub.sg Diabetes is a medical condition in which the blood glucose levels remain persistently higher than normal. It is becoming more common in Singapore This may be due in part to an ageing population, unhealthy diets and lack of exercise. Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas that allows your body cells to use blood glucose (sugar) for energy. Carbohydrate is converted into glucose before it is absorbed into our bloodstream. Examples of food rich in carbohydrate include rice, potatoes, pasta and bread. The pancreas then releases insulin to move

8 Out of 10 People Don’t Know They Can Reverse Pre-Diabetes Naturally, Are You One of Them?

"You Can Reverse Pre-diabetes with Healthy Lifestyle Changes" by Health Promotion Board, 1 June 2020, http://www.healthhub.sg Madam Goh was diagnosed with pre-diabetes in 2015. After a few lifestyle changes, she’s managed to reverse her condition and is now feeling better than ever. Is Pre-diabetes Reversible? Madam Goh Soo Eng was first diagnosed with pre-diabetes in December 2014 at the age of 60. With a blood sugar level of 6.3 mmol/L at 0hr and 7.2 mmol at 2 hr, compared to a normal level of 5.3mmol/L at 0 hr and 7.2 mmol/L at 2 hr, she was shocked and

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