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  1. It's never too late to tackle diabetes

    Posted Nov 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chloe Lai chloe.lai@scmp.com For Dr Ronald Ma Ching-wan, the most frustrating part of treating diabetes patients is that they have already developed complications by the time they consult him. 'Diabetes has no symptoms,' said Ma, an associate professor at Chinese University's department of medicine and therapeutics, and president of Diabetes Hongkong. 'So ...

  2. Ignorance fuels diabetes death rate

    Posted Apr 12th 2004, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... of diabetes-related complications. Many were unaware of the fact they suffered from diabetes until it was too late. Often diabetics do not take their conditions seriously, because complications develop ... blindness and leg amputations. Hong Kong has one of the highest rates of diabetes worldwide, with one in every eight people suffering from the condition. The risk increases with age. From 1 to 2 per ...

  3. Study pinpoints threats to diabetics

    Posted Oct 08th 2003, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Hong Kong researchers have identified a list of factors that drastically increase the risk of death or potentially fatal diseases among diabetics. The results of a five-year study, released yesterday, confirmed earlier findings that one in 10 Hong Kong adults suffers from the disease. Diabetes is linked to the deaths of 30 patients every day on average. The Chinese University ...

  4. Nine elderly treated in diabetes drug scare

    Posted Apr 26th 2006, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Nine residents from different homes for the elderly have had to be treated for low blood sugar, raising fears they were wrongly given a drug for diabetes. The case was made public yesterday after the Hospital Authority discovered that, since July last year, 23 people without a history of diabetes, including the nine elderly people, had been admitted to hospitals ...

  5. Elderly woman with swine flu dies

    Posted Jan 11th 2010, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... An 85-year-old woman with swine flu died at North District Hospital on Saturday. The woman, who suffered from diabetes mellitus and hypertension, went to the hospital with a fever and breathing difficulties on Christmas Eve. Another man, 41, who was previously in good health but had also contracted swine flu, was in critical condition at hospital yesterday. ...

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    Mount Everest- an unlikely lab for a diabetes study

    Posted May 12th 2014, 09:57am by Kate Whitehead

    ... if left untreated. Although it used to be associated with older people, younger people are now affected, too. In Hong Kong, about one in 10 people have diabetes mellitus, of which more than 90 per ... people's climbing trips dr mike grocott  It is the research into type 2 diabetes that is getting a lot of attention, particularly as rising global obesity levels mean the condition is more ...

  7. 5 went to same doctor before death

    Posted Sep 11th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Loretta Fong Inquest hears elderly patients without diabetes died with low blood glucose levels Five elderly patients had consulted Wong Tai Sin practitioner Ronald Li Sai-lai before they died, a coroner's hearing was told yesterday. Four of the five were found to have low blood glucose levels, although none had a history of diabetes, the court heard. The inquest was started ...

  8. Elderly woman hospitalised after being given wrong drugs

    Posted Jun 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... reported on Thursday. The woman, who lived at the home, felt dizzy and collapsed after taking two drugs which caretakers had given to a diabetes patient, Apple Daily reported, quoting a Social ... spokesman said caretakers had not checked that the diabetes? patient had taken the pills. This had increased the risk of the 96-year-old woman taking them by mistake, Apple Daily reported. ...

  9. Short children face higher risk of ailments

    Posted Jul 19th 2006, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... stroke and diabetes. Child-health experts say the trend towards older mothers as well as smoking and drinking during pregnancy increases the likelihood of short children. Chinese University ... cholesterol levels- carry a twofold higher risk of heart disease and a fivefold higher diabetes risk. Dr Cheng said that parents would be able to spot the problem in their children more easily when ...

  10. Hopewell lights the way for diabetics

    Posted Nov 27th 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... Edited by Andrew Sun World Diabetes Day lighting ceremony and cocktails Where: Hopewell Centre When: November 14 What: Joining 19 other landmark buildings around the world, the Hopewell was lit up in blue with a logo to commemorate World Diabetes Day. A cocktail reception followed to raise awareness for the cause. Who: In attendance were Hong Kong Juvenile Diabetes Association ...




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