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Can People with Diabetes Eat Durian?

Like the other fruits, people with diabetes can enjoy durian as long as the portion is well controlled. People with diabetes are advised to consume only 2 medium seeds of durian in 1 serving size.     According to Malaysian Dietary Guidelines 2010, we are recommended to take at least 2 servings of fruit per day. How about Durian as a Meal or Durian Buffet? Many Malaysians shared the same...

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  A Carb Is a Carb

A lot of people with diabetes believed that if they cut out candy and sugary foods, they'd be able to manage their blood glucose (blood sugar). Now we know that all carbohydrates, in short known as carbs—rice, noodles, bread, cakes and candy alike—cause your blood glucose to rise. So really, when it comes to managing blood glucose levels, what's the difference between a serving of cake and a serving of rice?   15 grams of carbs = 15 grams of carbs, right? Since your body doesn't really distinguish between carb sources, 15 grams of carbs from a cake can cause your blood glucose...

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Introduction to Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose (SMBG)

SMBG is a blood glucose (blood sugar) monitoring procedure performed by people with diabetes on themselves or by their care taker. Taking SMBG another step further, your doctor may have recommended you to perform such monitoring in a Structured Testing way.   Structured Testing. Structured testing means checking your blood glucose at a specific time of the day or before or after an event (such as exercise, food, etc.) over a period of time. There are different ways to perform structured testing,...

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  When To Test Your Blood Glucose?

  Your doctor would have advised you on when to test your blood glucose (blood sugar). In addition, below is the recommended frequency of blood glucose testing by Malaysia’s Ministry of Health (MOH)1. Mode of Treatment Breakfast Lunch...

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  Stay healthy during COVID-19

  In Dec 2019, there is a catastrophic outbreak named COVID-19, previously known as novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). COVID-19 is a contagious virus that would cause respiratory illness.1 The common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, cough and shortness of breath.2 According to China’s National Health Commission, 4 out of 5 patients who died from the virus were over 60 years old and 75% had comorbidities like...

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  Protect Your Heart, Control Your Blood Glucose Level

  Persistent high blood glucose (blood sugar) levels can lead to diabetes related complications such as kidney disease, eye disease, numbness and weakness of hands and legs, but heart diseases have topped it all1. Action to be taken. The Ministry of Health (MOH) Malaysia recommends keeping control of your blood glucose...

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  HbA1c Test Goals

An HbA1c result tells you your average level of blood glucose (blood sugar) over the past 2 to 3 months. It measures the percentage of hemoglobin A1c in the red blood cells which have glucose attached to them. However, it is important to note that HbA1c will not provide you any information about high or low results nor help you with identifying any day to day patterns. It has been noted that some people with diabetes falsify their blood glucose results in their diary in order to keep their healthcare professional “happy” but HbA1c will easily uncover the true situation.   What Is Hemoglobin...

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Can People with Diabetes Eat Durian?

Like the other fruits, people with diabetes can enjoy durian as long as the portion is well controlled. People with diabetes are advised to consume only 2 medium seeds of durian in 1 serving size.     According to Malaysian Dietary Guidelines 2010, we are recommended to take at least 2 servings of fruit per day. How about Durian as a Meal or Durian Buffet? Many Malaysians shared the same...

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  Reducing Pain Experience

When checking your blood glucose (blood sugar), always choose a lancing device with technology that reduces vibration - so there’s less skin tearing during finger pricking, hence reducing pain. The Accu-Chek FastClix and Accu-Chek Softclix lancing device is utilizing Clixmotion® technology. This patented technology makes finger pricking especially gentle for you and helps to minimize skin and nerve ending damage1...

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