Diabetes, what you need to know.
Diabetes is a disease that affects the body's ability to produce or respond to insulin, a hormone that allows blood glucose (Blood Sugar) to enter the cells of the body and be used for energy. The first category of diabetes called Type 1 usually occurs during childhood or during adolescence. The most common form of the disease, which usually occurs after the age of 45 (currently being diagnosed in children and the adolescent), is called Type 2.
What is diabetic retinopathy?Diabetic retinopathy refers to damages of the blood vessels in the eyes. When the blood sugar level gets too high, this could lead to blindness.
Public forum, in conjunction with World Diabetes Day
Friday, 6th of November 2015 at Gleneagles Hospital Auditorium, 6A Napier Road, Level 3, S 258500 The registration period will start on 6:30 pm. Topics include:
A question and answer portion will proceed after the talks.
- Diabetes: The Silent Heart Disease
- Diabetic Retinopathy: Why Bother Screening?
- Healthy Eating for Diabetes
Dr Jacob Cheng
- Director of Retina Services and Vitreo-retinal Surgery - Eagle Eye Centre
Dr Chuang Hsuan-Hung
- Cardiologist & Heart Failure Intensivist, Medical Director - Asian Heart & Vascular Centre
Ng Pei Yu Rachel
- Dietitian - Gleneagles Hospital
How to Sign-up
Please call 6475 1000 for reservation or email us at email@example.com