Diabetes Care Services

Diabetes Care Services

Diabetes Care

What is Prediabetes?

Before developing type 2 diabetes, most people have prediabetes; their blood sugar is higher than normal but not high enough yet for a diabetes diagnosis. Prediabetes is really common – however, many people do not know that they may be prediabetic. The good news is that prediabetes can be reversed.

Visit your doctor for a simple blood test to know your status. If your blood test confirms you have prediabetes, learn how to make lasting lifestyle changes to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes:

  • Get referred to our Dietetics Clinic, where our dietitians will help you discover how to eat healthy and add more physical activity into your day.
  • Find out how to manage stress, stay motivated, and solve problems that can slow your progress.

Managing Diabetes

Diabetes is a major public health concern in Malaysia. There are different types of diabetes, each with different causes, but they all share the common problem of having too much glucose in your bloodstream. Having diabetes means your body can’t properly process and use glucose from the food you eat.

The prevalence of type 2 diabetes in Malaysia has escalated to over 20% in adults above the age of 30, affecting roughly 3 million individuals. Poor dietary adherence, high consumption of carbohydrates, and sedentary lifestyle are prevalent in patients with type 2 diabetes. Those with uncontrolled diabetes are at a higher risk for complications due to COVID-19.

How diabetes is managed is dependent on the type of diabetes and each individual. It’s important to regularly consult your health care team. For all types of diabetes, keeping blood glucose levels in a healthy range will help prevent both short-term and long-term complications.

Dr Chan Siew Pheng
Designation
Consultant Endocrinologist
Specialty
Endocrinology
 




Dr Foo Siew Hui
Designation
Consultant Endocrinologist
Specialty
Endocrinology
 




Dr Hew Fen Lee
Designation
Consultant Physician and Endocrinologist
Specialty
Endocrinology, Internal Medicine
 




Dr Mazidah Mohamad Zain
Designation
Consultant Physician and Endocrinologist
Specialty
Endocrinology
 




Dr Shamita Sharma
Designation
Consultant Endocrinologist
Specialty
Endocrinology