World Diabetes Day – Public Forum

Diabetes, what you need to know.

Diabetes is a disease that affects the body’s ability to produce or respond to insulin, a hormone that allows blood glucose (Blood Sugar) to enter the cells of the body and be used for energy.

The first category of diabetes called Type 1 usually occurs during childhood or during adolescence. The most common form of the disease, which usually occurs after the age of 45 (currently being diagnosed in children and the adolescent), is called Type 2.


What is diabetic retinopathy?

Diabetic retinopathy refers to damages of the blood vessels in the eyes. When the blood sugar level gets too high, this could lead to blindness.

Public forum, in conjunction with World Diabetes Day

Friday, 6th of November 2015 at Gleneagles Hospital Auditorium,

6A Napier Road, Level 3, S 258500

The registration period will start on 6:30 pm.

Topics include:

  1. Diabetes: The Silent Heart Disease
  2. Diabetic Retinopathy: Why Bother Screening?
  3. Healthy Eating for Diabetes

A question and answer portion will proceed after the talks.


  • Dr Jacob Cheng

    • Director of Retina Services and Vitreo-retinal Surgery – Eagle Eye Centre
  • Dr Chuang Hsuan-Hung

  • Ng Pei Yu Rachel

    • Dietitian – Gleneagles Hospital

How to Sign-up

Please call 6475 1000 for reservation or email us at



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