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MyDoc Tuesday Tips: Why nutritionists are crazy about nuts?

Mounting evidence suggests that eating nuts and seeds daily can lower your risk of diabetes and heart disease and may even lengthen your lifeNuts are dry, single-seeded fruits which are nutritionally dense. They are a powerhouse of nutrients as they are rich in calories, protein, fat, fibre, vitamins and minerals. The different tree nuts that you can incorporate into your diet are walnuts, almonds, brazil nuts, pistachios, pecan, macadamia, cashews, pine nuts and many more. 



Some nuts are a good source of vitamins and minerals, e.g. vitamin E, selenium, B vitamins, magnesium etc. Nuts are an important source of protein for vegetarian and vegan diets. In addition to protein, nuts are a source of fibre and unsaturated fats – monounsaturated fats (MUFA) and polyunsaturated fats (PUFA) and low in saturated fats (SFA). Both MUFA and PUFA are cardioprotective as they are rich in omega 3 fatty acids. Research shows that omega 3 fatty acid consumption along with a guided weight loss plan hel…

MyDoc Tuesday Tips : Interrupting prolonged sitting time improves blood sugar

Many studies have shown that prolonged sitting time has been associated with overweight, obesity, poor blood sugar control, increased fasting glucose and 2-hour postprandial glucose, increased insulin levels, as well as increased insulin resistance. 
Sitting seems to be unavoidable in the modern workplace. Most of our work today is done on the laptop or a computer and we only spend time travelling to and from the office. In addition, due to long working hours, some of us are unable to exercise for the recommended 30 minutes every day. For those working remotely, the sitting hours tend to be even longer.
Prolonged sitting has proven to be an independent risk factor for cardiovascular diseases, dyslipidemia, excessive fat around the abdomen, increased blood pressure, etc.
The Diabetologia journal - the official journal of the European Association for the study of Diabetes published The Maastricht Study (Netherlands) which has shown that sitting for an extra hour increases the risk of type …

MyDoc Tuesday Tips: 3 pillars for managing your Diabetes for yourself and your family

According to the International Diabetes Federation, over 50% of type 2 diabetes is preventable. The 3 pillars for maintaining good blood sugar control are eating a healthy balanced diet, exercise and medication.
Eating Healthy Balanced Diet Planning a healthy plate at every meal is the key to eating healthy. Recommended by Health Promotion Board, a healthy meal should consist of 1/4 plate of whole grains along with 1/4 plate of meat and other foods and 1/2 plate of vegetables along with fruit along with meals or as a mid-meal snack. Here is the range of healthy plate options that you can choose from: 1. Vegetables Eating a rainbow of vegetables provides you with a variety of vitamins and minerals along with fibre. At lunch and dinner, fill half your plate with vegetables such as Bok Choy, Mushrooms, Baby Bok Choy, Kai-Lan, Eggplant, Spinach, Broccoli, Cauliflower etc.
2. Meat, Tofu and Others Meat, poultry, fish, tofu, beans, lentils, milk and milk products provide essential proteins fo…

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…