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1/5 Malaysian adult (>30 years) is suffering diabetes...Boleh record again!

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> Malaysia already achieve world class status in diabetes statistics.

> Malaysia is top in sugar consumption per capita in Asia.

3 of 5 siblings of my mother are suffering diabetes. That is too scary because I inherit 50% genetics from my mum.

Dying early from chronic diseases

GLOBAL PANDEMIC: Deaths from non-communicable diseases set to rise by 17pc over next 10 years

KOTA KINABALU: NON-COMMUNICABLE diseases (NCDs) are the leading cause of hospital admissions and mortality in Malaysia, said Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam.

NCDs includes diabetes, asthma, hypertension, cancer, obesity and osteoporosis.

Describing NCDs as the highest cause of premature deaths in the country, Dr Subramaniam said there were 700,000 diabetes patients receiving treatment at government hospitals and health clinics.

“NCD is a global pandemic. Based on the World Health Organisation’s 2005 report, NCD contributed to 75 per cent of global diseases, where 60 per cent involved death.

“Deaths caused by NCDs are expected to increase by 17 per cent over the next 10 years. Statistics show that one in five Malaysians aged above 30 is suffering from diabetes.”

His speech was delivered by deputy director-general of health (Research […]