A diabetes patient administers an insulin injection. Photo: Handout

Death by sugar: can Southeast Asia win the war on diabetes?

  • Southeast Asians now make up 20 per cent of the 450 million diabetes sufferers globally; many live in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand
  • Experts say a sugar tax won’t solve the problem – there needs to be a coordinated approach of early detection and promoting a healthy diet and exercise
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A diabetes patient administers an insulin injection. Photo: Handout
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Meaghan Tobin

Meaghan Tobin

Meaghan Tobin has nearly a decade of experience spanning journalism and public policy in Washington, Taipei and Beijing. For the Post, she covers geopolitics, diplomacy and policy trends in Southeast Asia and the Pacific.