Kuala Lumpur, Nov 14: Sunway Healthcare Group latest medical awareness campaign – KNOW DIABETES, dedicated to shedding light on the prevention and management of diabetes, in conjunction with World Diabetes Day 2021 held today.
The KNOW DIABETES campaign aims to enable greater understanding of diabetes by getting to ‘KNOW’ its prevention, as well as how to care and control the health condition.
This is in a bid to maximise the number of Malaysians who can say ‘NO’, be it to diabetes or it is more serious complications.
The launch of KNOW DIABETES is underlined by the release of a comprehensive e-guidebook on managing diabetes, clinically reviewed by Dr Alexander Tan and Dr Lim Kim Piow, both of whom are expert endocrinologists from the SHG panel.
The campaign is supplemented by a four-part webinar series on understanding diabetes and its effects on different parts of the body, as well as special promotions on a range of diabetes treatments across the SHG panel.
“Diabetes continues to be prevalent amongst adults in Malaysia, with over 3.9 million Malaysian adults recorded to be diabetic in 2019,” Sunway Healthcare Group managing director Lau Beng Long said.
“Without proper awareness and understanding of the condition, we are at risk of reaching seven million by the year 2025. Reportedly, 49 per cent Malaysians do not know they are living with diabetes.
“With the KNOW DIABETES campaign, we hope to motivate and drive Malaysians to take action towards preventing and managing the risk of diabetes through our expert-developed guidebook and webinars, in conjunction with World Diabetes Day 2021.”
To make information on diabetes even more accessible, consultant endocrinologists – Dr Alexander Tan of Sunway Medical Centre Sunway City (SMC), and Dr Lim Kim Piow of Sunway Medical Centre Velocity KL (SMCV), developed a comprehensive guidebook to provide key information on the different types of diabetes, detection and diagnosis, options for treatment, as well as the various methods to manage the condition from home.
The guidebook also details the complications associated with diabetes, as well as tips on prevention and how best to support people with diabetes – especially with COVID-19 in the picture.
The e-guidebook is available for free public access to better encourage awareness and education of diabetes in Malaysia.
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