Today is World Diabetes Day. The #WarOnDiabetes is taking on a greater urgency in modern societies like Singapore. While it affects all genders equally, it can be particularly hard on women. One concern is gestational diabetes (GDM), a condition which happens when a woman who does not have pre-existing diabetes develops high blood sugar levels during pregnancy. Read about its impact in the latest issue of Lifeline – http://bit.ly/2ydogbX We are also conducting a study to assess the effectiveness of a smartphone app in the prevention of excessive pregnancy weight gain in women with GDM. Find out more in this article from The Straits Times – http://bit.ly/2ywRLCv
Check out the design of the Pioneer Family Healthcare Centre! It is designed with the patient in mind, with a strong focus on community engagement, convenient access to Pioneer MRT station, facilities to conduct health educational activities, and community spaces like a café and green rooftop spaces to for patients and their caregivers to rest and interact.