Singapore has a high prevalence of diabetes, and increasingly, it’s affecting younger individuals. Currently, more than 1 in 9 individuals in Singapore live with diabetes and 1 in 3 are not aware they have diabetes. Uncontrolled glucose levels lead to severe diabetes-related complications, leading to the coining of the term “Diabetes the Silent Killer”.
But in managing diabetes, and stemming the tide of diabetes from generation to generation, what is the crux of the issue? Is it necessarily a War On Diabetes that we have to be declaring? Very often, in trying to improve the lives of those with diabetes, it is not so much the knowledge gaps that matter, but understanding the brokenness that underlies many of the choices we make. And in doing so, we can then begin to understand what we need to do to help those with diabetes, and ourselves, take steps towards better self- management and coping with life’s challenges.
Come join us! Dr Daphne Gardner will be sharing with us how to manage diabetes.
About the speaker:
She did my medical degree in the UK, before moving back to Singapore with my husband Antony in 2007. She now serve as a Senior Consultant Endocrinologist and lead clinician for Young Adults with Diabetes, and the Intensive Insulin therapy programme in Singapore General Hospital. She accepted Christ 22 years ago, with a formal baptism in the rivers of Oxfordshire. She and Antony have 2 energetic sons, Asher and Callum.
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