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 Everything Goes Digital (Even The Logbook)

  O.K. Not everyone prefers to use an app to record their blood glucose readings. If you are one of them who still prefers to record using a logbook, we have made the logbook digitally available for you. That way, you may still record it manually like you used to do (using your phone this time) and you will not forget to bring your logbook on your next doctor's appointment. It is really more convenient! Click the below logbook to start downloading it into your mobile phone now! ...

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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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Too Busy to Exercise? Create a Family Challenge and Get Moving!

Busy. Active. Frenzied. Rushed. Scheduled. Hectic. Do any of these sound like your family? As a result of longer commutes, a rise in two-parent working families and the demands of individual schedules, families have limited time to spend together. And when they do have time together, much of the “leisure” time as a family consists of shared space in front of a screen—cinema, television, or individual phones, tablets or computers. While we can’t always deny the call of the couch, especially at the end of a busy multi-tasking day, maybe we can rise to a family health challenge. The lure of social media can’t be...

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Overcoming Diabetes Stigmas and Stereotypes  

Every day, all around the world, people with diabetes feel outcast, different and alone. We can experience a deteriorating self-esteem based on our experience or perception of the way we are treated because we have diabetes. The way society treats people with diabetes may prevent us from actively practicing good diabetes self-management in our attempt to keep our diabetes a secret from friends, family, and the general public. The way our culture views diabetes is our unfortunate reality. The number of people with diabetes is expected to rise to 522 million in the next ten years. It is time we look at how to address the...

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Swap Your Meals & Snacks For A Healthier You!

Ever feel like preparing a meal at home takes too much time and effort? Try this quick meal idea that can actually take less time to make at home than it would to stand in line waiting for “fast” food. How convenient is convenience food—really? With a few fresh ingredients, you can whip up a healthier—and often faster—meal option than the corner café. Best of all, you know exactly what’s on your plate, because you made it! Breakfast Swap Compare these: Simple egg and spinach scramble at home, with two tomato slices and a slice ham: 205 calories, 7 g carbs, to a breakfast sandwich with 370 calories...

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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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How To Test Your Blood Glucose?

To check your blood glucose level, gather your blood glucose meter, a test strip and your lancing device. Watch the video below on how to test your blood glucose using the Accu-Chek Guide system.   For specific Accu-Chek meter instructions on how to test your blood glucose levels, visit the  ...

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