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Huat is Healthy Eating this Chinese New Year?

  Cut Down On the Sugary Goodies. Pineapple tarts, shrimp rolls, gummies and chocolate coins, these traditional favourites are full of processed sugars and fats. Limit the amount by taking a few pieces out and closing the container tight. Peeling Mandarin oranges keeps you busy from reaching out for the snack platter! Pick dried fruits or assorted nuts over these sugary treats. Go Easy On the Drinks During Chinese New Year, being offered a sweetened drink happens almost all the time, hospitality is displayed in these small gestures. Whether it is due to the convenience...

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Physical Activity During Ramadhan

Physical activities need to be adjusted during Ramadan. The following are recommended: Light and moderate activities/ exercise on a regular basis. Avoid strenuous activities/ exercise during daytime because of the risk of low blood glucose level. The timing of exercise is preferably performed 1-2 hours after the break of fast. Performance of Tarawih prayers is a form of physical activity.   Definition: Mild activities         : 35 - 50 % of a person's maximum...

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Categories of Risk in People with Diabetes Who Fast During Ramadhan

Are you supposed to abstain from fasting? Those who fall in the ‘very high’ and ‘high risk’ groups are advised to abstain from fasting.This classification is based largely on expert opinion and not on scientific data derived from clinical studies. Please consult your doctor or diabetes nurse for further advice.   Very High Risk History of severe diabetes complications within 3 months prior...

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Adjustment of the Diet During Ramadhan

  Never skip Sahur​ (pre-dawn meal). Sahur should consist of a balanced meal with adequate carbohydrate (eg.: Rice, noodles, bread, potatoes) taken as late as possible just before Imsak (dawn) to avoid unnecessarily prolonged fasting.   Do not delay the breaking of fast at sunset (Iftar). Limit intake of high-sugar foods. However, 1–2 ...

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Calorie Content List for Food Served During Hari Raya

View the Calorie Content List for Food Preference During Hari Raya. Look out for the pages as below: a) Main and side dishes (page 6 – 11) b) Cakes and snacks (page 12 – 16) c) Drinks (page 17) ...

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  Add some sparkle to your festivals through these 8 diabetes friendly tip.

The temptation to have rich food will always be there during the festive season. However, there is always a safe way for people with diabetes to enjoy the spirit of the festival. Here are some diabetes friendly tips: Prepare for the day: Eat low-carb meals. If you are planning to enjoy savories and sweets, then you can reduce carbohydrates in your diet with some simple tips. So instead of potatoes and peas eat non-starchy vegetables like broccoli and peppers, substitute rice with quinoa, skip pulpy fruits like bananas and eat low glycemic (slower sugar spike) foods...

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