One in nine Singaporeans has diabetes
As Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong cited in his National Day Rally speech on August 20, 2017, “One in nine Singaporeans has diabetes, while three in 10 over the age of 60 have diabetes. Broken down by race, it is 2.5 in 10 Chinese over 60 years old who have the disease, half of Malays over 60 years old, and six in 10 Indians over that age”.
With diabetes increasingly becoming a health crisis for Indians and Malays with nearly 17% of Malays in the country being affected by the disease, it is important to spread awareness about this fatal disease by highlighting the importance of living healthier and encouraging people to go for regular health check-ups to avert the risk of diabetes at an early stage itself.
Besides, there are a lot of products to prevent diabetes that can help in maintaining blood sugar levels and reduce the risks of developing diabetes. As proposed by health experts, food can play a critical role in managing diabetes in a big way. Adding plenty of fiber to your daily diet may help you lower down the risk of developing diabetes, thereby reducing the likelihood of developing heart disease. Fibers available in vegetables, fruits, nuts, beans, and whole grains can keep a check on your blood sugar levels as well promote weight loss by enabling you to feel full. It if further suggested that whole grains can minimize the diabetes risk by controlling the blood sugar levels.
Off late, medical experts are contemplating the effect of beta-glucan in diabetes. It is observed that the dietary intake of yeast beta-glucan can reduce the risk factors associated. It is shown that beta-glucan intake through supplements can benefit in diabetes treatment. Also, β glucan supplements are known to promote wound healing as well as alleviating ischemic heart injuries.
Know more about yeast beta-glucan supplements, consult your nutritionist today!