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[Mothership] Under 40? Here’s all you need to know about diabetes in S’pore. https://t.co/NeXhMQTjsM

Amputation: People with poorly controlled diabetes may develop gangrene in their extremities as a result of an infection that goes undetected from nerve damage. When this happens, amputation may be the only solution. Screening is important as many people with diabetes often show no symptoms during the early stages of the condition. Even people who feel well can have it without knowing. Having diabetes will mean having to make lifestyle adjustments. This includes having to watch what you eat for every meal daily, going for check-ups more frequently and cutting down on alcohol consumption. Therefore, screening is important as it can help you to take pre-emptive steps to reduce your risk of developing diabetes (e.g. if you have pre-diabetes, which is higher than normal blood sugar levels but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes, you can take steps to reverse it or dela...

Full article: https://mothership.sg/2018/01/diabetes-test-singapore-hea...

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