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MyDoc Tuesday Tips: Bon voyage travel checklist to better manage your blood sugar

Regardless of whether you're going on a short excursion or taking off on global experience, travelling abroad with type 2 diabetes needs a detailed customised travel plan for a bon voyage. Here's a quick checklist for you to manage your diabetes so you can enjoy your trip fully.
Pre-Travel 
1. Visit your doctor 
Consult your doctor 3-4 weeks prior to travel with a detailed itinerary. Plan a pre-travel, during travel and 24-hour pos-travel medication regimen. Collect at least 2 copies of your prescription for medications available in your destination country in their preferred language.

2. Pack your supplies
Double up on your medical supplies and sugar snacks in case you feel hypoglycaemic during travel. Pack half your medicines in your carry-on luggage and a half in your check-in baggage. If using insulin, pack it safely along with an ice-pack in an insulated bag.

3. ID card 
Make an ID card or buy an ID tag that you can wear, with clear information. Include your name, age, medic…

MyDoc and BaoViet signs strategic partnership to bring digital healthcare to the Vietnam population

PRESS RELEASE

MyDoc and Vietnam’s largest listed insurance company to target soaring medical inflation in the fastest-growing segment of US$22 billion healthcare market 

SINGAPORE, 4 November 2019- Singapore based digital healthcare platform MyDoc ramps up expansion plans across Southeast Asia with BaoViet deal to address 35-45% group insurance premium growthMyDoc recently inked a strategic deal with Baoviet Group Insurance; adding Vietnam to its expanding B2B online-to-offline healthcare ecosystem across Southeast Asia, with plans to add more countries in 2020.


(From L-R) Nguyen Thi Trieu Giang, Deputy Director, Claims Division, BaoViet; Vyctoria Tran, Operations Manager, MyDoc Vietnam; Dr. Snehal Patel, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, MyDoc; Do Hoang Phuong, Deputy CEO, BaoViet; Nguyen Quang Hung, Deputy CEO, BaoViet; Tran Thi Van Anh, Deputy Director, Health & Benefits Division, BaoViet; Tran Thi My Linh, Director, Marketing Division, BaoViet.

The partnership with Baovie…

MyDoc Tuesday Tips: Protect your family from Diabetes

Diabetes is a growing economic, social, physical and mental health burden worldwide, especially in Singapore. According to the National Registry of Diseases Office, Singapore, every year: 2 in 3 new kidney failure cases were due to diabetes1 in 2 people who had a heart attack had co-existing diabetes2 in 5 people who had stroke had co-existing diabetes“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”- Benjamin Franklin With world diabetes day is just around the corner, we would like to remind you that early detection is important to manage and delay the onset of diabetes complications. The complications of diabetes could lead to blindness or vision loss, cardiovascular complications, chronic kidney failure, amputation and stroke. Poorly managed diabetes certainly leads to a rapid progression of complications resulting in early death. Warning Signs of Diabetes Here is a checklist to help you understand the warning signs of your body: Increased thirst in spite of drinking a lot of waterIn…

Smart Tips For A Healthy Diwali

Diwali is the celebration of lights for its is the triumph of good over evil. Festivities of Diwali are set apart, with common conventional tidbits arranged at home, or locally acquired on the day for simplicity, as well as standard social gatherings over lunch or dinner with loved ones alongside trade of blessings. 



Here are few simple tips to a cheerful and for-sure solid Diwali! 
1. Before the Party Eat a little bite or feast before the gathering to abstain from gorging at the gathering Hydrate yourself through the day to avoid confusing thirst with yearning and swallowing down the snacks and treats. Complete your activity or exercise routine toward the beginning of the day 2. During the Party 

Infused water has zero calories and is more beneficial than mixed drinks, mocktails and alcoholic beverages. Salad sticks with hummus or guacamole, steamed or air-fried or grilled bites with chutneys, plain nuts will keep you satisfied longer than fried snacks, salted or sweetened nuts. Bread…

MyDoc Tuesday Tips: Are you living in an obesogenic environment?

What is an obesogenic environment?

An obesogenic environment is defined as the sum of influences that the surroundings, opportunities, or conditions of life have on promoting obesity in individuals or populations. Recent studies indicate an association between an individual’s lifestyle and weight to their neighbourhood environment (Papas, et al., 2007). From these studies, it is evident that obesity is driven in part by food and physical environment

Beware of these obesogenic environments that might be the contributing factors to obesity:

1. Ease of getting food
Food is present almost everywhere resulting in an environment that is constantly inviting you to eat (too much), all the time. The ease of obtaining them from vending machines, takeaways, cafes, restaurants, supermarkets, and convenience stores also increase the chance of consuming high-calorie food.
(source: https://www.hsph.harvard.edu
2. Too much screen time
After work do you sit for more than 2 hours watching television, s…

MyDoc Tuesday Tips: 6 simple steps for nutrient-dense healthy lifestyle

Do you know an unhealthy diet, combined with sedentary lifestyles, are the number one risk factor for disability and death from non-communicable diseases?

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) celebrates World Food Day every year on 16th October. The theme for 2019 is Zero Hunger. It goes beyond just simple hunger. It means enough nutritious food for everyone, everywhere.

Many Asian nations experience a dual burden of undernutrition and overnutrition simultaneously due to greater and easier availability of processed foods which are calorie dense and not nutrient-dense.

(source: Canada food guide 2019)
Here are the 6 simple steps for having a nutrient-dense healthy lifestyle

1. Eat a balanced diet 
Incorporating your diet foods from all foods groups. The different food groups are:

Rice and alternativesFruitsVegetablesMeat and alternatives2. Choose a variety of food fro each food group  Eating a variety of food from each food groups ensures you are nourished with a variety of nutrie…