In Hong Kong, people are now living longer with a continuing trend of increasing life expectancy. By 2019, a 40-year-old man and woman in Hong Kong may, on an average, live for 82.9 and 88.3 years respectively. *
While living longer gives us more time to enjoy life with our loved ones, it also makes us prone to greater health risks. Case in point - in 2013, nearly 20% of Hong Kong’s total population was afflicted with a chronic disease. Of this number, 60% individuals were over the age of 60. ^
Diabetes is one of the most common chronic diseases around, and causes one death every six seconds world-wide#. Having siad that, unforeseen circumstances such as serious illnesses and accidental injuries can also strike at any time and seriously impact our health.
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Keep up a healthy lifestyle. Your risk increases as you age, with lifestyle and dietary habits being the key contributing factors.”
Talk to a medical professional or undergo additional tests to determine if what you have is Type 2 Diabetes or Pre-diabetes.
^Source：The Census and Statistics Department, HKSAR -“Feature Articles on Statistics “Jan 2015 Issue on “Persons with Disabilities and Chronic Diseases in Hong Kong”
#Source：GemVCare Ltd sourced from International Diabetes Federation