Beyond Sugar Campaign [2021-2022]

Updated On Jan 12, 2022

Multiple Risk Factor (MRF) and Early Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) screening for patients to improve routine screening in Primary Care Settings

Singapore ranks 2nd in the world for diabetes-induced kidney failure, and 2 in 3 cases of kidney failure in Singapore are due to diabetes. In addition, at least 46.6% of diabetes patients have concomitant hypertension and/or albuminuria, both of which are predisposing factors to Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). Consequently, CKD is an early and common complication that may affect patients living with diabetes. 

In light of this issue, Diabetes Singapore and AstraZeneca Singapore Pte Ltd have joined hands to launch an initiative called ‘Beyond Sugar’. This initiative is a community outreach effort to raise awareness on the early prevention of diabetes and downstream complications, such as heart failure (HF) and CKD. However, this cannot be achieved without your help and support…

For GP clinics

We want to establish an agreement with GP clinics to activate this community outreach programme. AstraZeneca (AZ) Singapore Pte Ltd will provide four complimentary bottles (30 strips each) of Roche Micral-Test via Diabetes Singapore to conduct high sensitivity urine protein dipstick tests at participating GP clinics. The clinic can select and screen 120 patients with Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) for one time free of charge using the strips provided. Once the screening is completed, the results can be recorded in the MRF form to facilitate point of care and follow-ups when required.

As a GP, your participation will potentially help establish the importance of albuminuria screening in identifying early signs of kidney damage and enable patients to receive the right kind of care.

For the public

Come down to one of our clinics to receive a free urine protein dipstick test. Let the receptionist/front desk know that you are here for the ‘Beyond Sugar’ campaign, and you will receive instructions on what to do thereafter.

Criteria for this campaign

* Subject must be diabetic *

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