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Abel Soh Diabetes, Thyroid and Endocrine Clinic

We see and manage patients with: - Diabetes mellitus - Thyroid disorders - Lipid abnormalities - Calcium and vitamin D disorders - Osteoporosis - Adrenal disorders - Pituitary disorders - Obesity
Abel Soh Diabetes, Thyroid and Endocrine Clinic
Abel Soh Diabetes, Thyroid and Endocrine Clinic
Common Symptoms of Diabetes

Frequent urination
Increased thirst
Unexplained weight loss
Feeling tired and weak
Blurred vision
Feeling hungry frequently
Poorly healing wounds
Numbness and/or tingling in fingers and/or toes

The symptoms can be so mild that they go unnoticed.

See a doctor for a blood test if you have any of the symptoms, even if mild.

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#diabetestype2 #diabetestype1
Abel Soh Diabetes, Thyroid and Endocrine Clinic
Abel Soh Diabetes, Thyroid and Endocrine Clinic
Risk Factors for Prediabetes or Diabetes

You are at higher risk of developing prediabetes or type 2 diabetes if you:

- Are 40 years or above in age
- Have parent(s) or sibling(s) with type 2 diabetes
- Have a body mass index (BMI) of 23.0 kg/m2 or higher
- Have an inactive lifestyle with little or no exercise
- Have a history of gestational diabetes (during pregnancy)

If you have any of the risk factors, see a doctor for a screening blood test:

1. Fasting blood glucose
- Normal: less than or equal to 6.0 mmol/L
- Prediabetes: 6.1 to 6.9 mmol/L
- Diabetes: more than or equal to 7.0 mmol/L

2. HbA1c
- Normal: less than 5.8%
- Prediabetes: 5.8 to 6.4%
- Diabetes: more than or equal to 6.5%

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Abel Soh Diabetes, Thyroid and Endocrine Clinic
Abel Soh Diabetes, Thyroid and Endocrine Clinic
Foods To Eat Less Of - For People With Diabetes (Part 2)

- Potatoes
- Sweet corn
- Yam & tapioca
- Breakfast cereals
- Regular soft drinks
- Milk

These foods contain carbohydrates - when digested will lead to rise in blood sugar level.

Moderation is key!

#diabetes #diabetesmellitus #diabeticfood #diabeticdiet #diabetesdiet #diabetesfood
Abel Soh Diabetes, Thyroid and Endocrine Clinic
Abel Soh Diabetes, Thyroid and Endocrine Clinic
Foods To Eat Less Of - For People With Diabetes (Part 1)

- Bread, cakes and pastries
- Rice
- Noodles, kway teow, bee hoon
- Chapati, thosai, idli, para
- Fruits
- Desserts

These foods contain carbohydrates - when digested will lead to rise in blood sugar level.

Moderation is key!

#diabetes #diabetesmellitus #diabeticfood #diabeticdiet #diabetesdiet #diabetesfood #diabeticfood
Abel Soh Diabetes, Thyroid and Endocrine Clinic
Abel Soh Diabetes, Thyroid and Endocrine Clinic
Happy Chinese New Year!!!

May you be blessed with prosperity and health!

#cny #cny2021 #chinesenewyear
Abel Soh Diabetes, Thyroid and Endocrine Clinic
Abel Soh Diabetes, Thyroid and Endocrine Clinic
Fight against Covid-19 continues with second dose of vaccine

Only had muscle ache at injection site with the first dose.

Let's hope no additional reaction to this second dose.

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