In continuous support of the Government’s and Ministry of Health’s efforts to curb diabetes, Sunway Healthcare Group has launched its annual “Know Diabetes” campaign in conjunction with World Diabetes Day on November 14.
In its third year, the interactive digital-first campaign aims to reach out to more Malaysians to spread health literacy amongst Malaysians.
The digital-first campaign was designed to reach out to more Malaysians, and will provide free information and resources for the public.
Sunway Healthcare Group President, Dato’ Lau Beng Long said; “The Government’s earnest effort in curbing the spread of diabetes is evident in the recent tabling of the Budget 2024 where the government had proposed to increase the excise duty on sweetened beverages (‘sugar tax’) from 40 sen per litre to 50 sen per litre and with such tax collected to be channelled to treat diabetes and provide support to dialysis centres.”
“The diabetes crisis cannot be curbed without all Malaysians coming together and working together. The Sunway Healthcare Group’s ‘Know Diabetes 2023’ campaign intends to bring Malaysians from all walks of life together to curb the rise of diabetes and empower each and every Malaysian to lead healthier, disease-free lifestyles.”
Sunway Home Healthcare’s experts, Dr Ng Xun Jin, and Dr Ng Chin Nee, will also demonstrate the impact of healthy and unhealthy food choices on our blood sugar levels using a continuous glucose monitor. The public is also invited to let the experts know what foods they would like to see tracked on the continuous glucose monitor.
Sunway Medical Centre will also provide screening to individuals who are high-risk to alleviate the emotional and economic burden that diabetes could cause to individuals, families, healthcare systems and the nation.