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Diet for Diabetes Patients: 10 Frequently Asked Questions
by Island Hospital | Nov 27, 2020 3:55:03 PM

The best diet for diabetics is eating the healthiest foods in moderate amounts and sticking to regular mealtimes. In fact, a diabetes diet is the best eating plan for almost anyone.

Dietitians will often recommend a healthy-eating plan for diabetics that will help control blood sugar (glucose), manage weight and control heart disease risk factors, such as high blood pressure and high blood fats.

Diabetes or prediabetes patients can help keep blood glucose level in a safe range by making healthy food choices and tracking their eating habits.

What you need to know about diabetes
by Island Hospital | Nov 9, 2020 5:05:27 PM

“Keep taking so much sugar, and you’ll end up with diabetes” are words that follow us in today’s society. Whenever we order something sweet, indulge ourselves in dessert or celebrate with a big cake, there’s probably that one person who will mention “diabetes”.

Recognise the 14 Signs of Early Pregnancy
by Island Hospital | Oct 29, 2020 6:34:09 PM

You have been diligently keeping track of your monthly periods, measuring your basal body temperature (BBT) to see whether ovulation has taken place, and spending more intimate moments with your partner. One day, you realise that your monthly flow has stopped days before the scheduled date and start noticing changes happening to your body, causing you to ask yourself, “Am I experiencing an episode of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) or is it a sign that I am pregnant?”

8 Common Digestive Conditions You Might be Experiencing
by Island Hospital | Sep 2, 2020 4:44:15 PM

Your digestive system is continuously at work throughout the day, helping to nourish your body and mind.

Common causes of abdominal pain
by Island Hospital | Aug 28, 2020 4:29:29 PM

Even though it’s often called a stomach ache, the term abdominal pain is often used instead because the cause of the pain may not originate from the stomach. The digestive system is home to our liver, gall bladder, intestines and stomach; a condition involving any of these could be a cause of abdominal pain.

IBS vs IBD: knowing the difference
by Island Hospital | Aug 24, 2020 4:04:07 PM

It’s easy to get confused over Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Both of them are abbreviated and sound the same, and both have the word ‘bowel’. Not only that, both conditions affect the bowel and share common symptoms such as abdominal pain and diarrhoea.

The Importance of Breastfeeding
by Island Hospital | Aug 10, 2020 2:53:40 PM

Breastfeeding is an important act of love between a mother and her child. It strengthens and promotes bonding between mother and child, and also has many benefits.

Skin to skin breastfeeding is beneficial to babies because a mother’s milk contains antibodies which enables colonisation of good bacteria from mother to baby. It contains the perfect nutrition a baby needs that can be easily digested and absorbed, which can help reduce incidences of coughing, flu, and infections. It can also help enhance a baby’s IQ levels.

Meanwhile, mothers are benefited by breastfeeding through the prevention of post-partum depression, prevention of uterine bleeding after delivery, and reduces the risk of breast cancer. Breastfeeding also helps mothers lose weight and revert back to their pre-pregnancy weight.

On the other hand, if babies aren’t breastfed and are fed with formula milk instead, there can be adverse risks for both mother and child.

With formula milk, babies may experience digestive problems, dental problems, an increased risk of obesity, diabetes, ear infections, and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Plus, babies may also suffer in cognitive development and develop a lower IQ.

For mothers, not breastfeeding their child may cause an increased risk of breast and ovarian cancer, and a slower return to pre-pregnancy weight.

Unstable moods can also be caused by formula milk feeding because breastfeeding triggers a feel-good sort of calm when mothers feed, due to oxytocin and prolactin, which then decreases aggression when new neurochemical pathways are created in the mother’s brain.

Breastfeeding is more than the act of just feeding your little one. It also provides an incredible number of health benefits to both mother and baby. It is a priceless gift with effects that carry over into the years to come.

Erectile Dysfunction: This is not the END
by Island Hospital | Jul 2, 2020 4:12:27 PM

Every time the word “erectile dysfunction” is mentioned, you are most likely to be greeted with nervous laughter, or awkward silence. These words are enough to make any man nervous as it is a highly personal problem that many men find embarrassing or shameful to talk about. Men who fail to seek treatment for erectile dysfunction often feel as though they are alone in their suffering but nothing could be further from the truth.

Medicine Delivery
by Island Hospital | Jun 30, 2020 3:18:59 PM

The Medicine Delivery Service is introduced for the convenience of patients who are on long-term medication. Island Hospital is offering to deliver your medication directly to your doorstep without you having to visit the hospital.