Diabetes Resource Centre opens in Nee Soon to raise awareness among residents
A person receives a test for diabetes during Care Harbor LA free medical clinic in Los Angeles, California September 11, 2014. Reuters

A diabetes resource centre was unveiled at an annual active ageing carnival on Sunday in Nee Soon South in order to raise awareness about diabetes.

Lee Bee Wah, MP for Nee Soon GRC said more of such things will be done to increase awareness about the chronic condition at the grassroots level. The centre would also educate the residents about diabetes prevention, healthy eating and the benefits of exercise.

The resource centre will be open every day except on public holidays. The residents can visit the centre to do their health check-ups such as taking their blood pressure or checking their eyesight.

A nurse will be present at the centre twice a week to administer blood tests for residents to check for sugar levels. If needed, she will refer the patients to GPs or polyclinics.

According to Channel NewsAsia, the diabetes centre also aims at reaching and creating awareness among groups of residents who are below 40 years of age and are at high risk of suffering diabetes.