World Diabetes Day is marked on the 15th of November, and as a diabetes organisation this was an essential day for us, packed with numerous opportunities. The event marked a Memorandum of Understanding with three entities: Lions Singapore, Lions, Prostheses Centre, and Sport SG.
Furthermore, BE SMART, a Diabetes Prevention Programme was also launched during this event by the Guest-of-Honour, Mr. Masagos Zulkifli, Second Minister for Health. BE SMART is a diabetes prevention programme targeting individuals aged 40 to 84 with medium to high risk of diabetes. It is Diabetes Singapore’s response to combat diabetes inspired by the Ministry of Health’s strategic initiative – the declaration of a ‘War on Diabetes’ in 2016.