By 2050, 1 in 5 or 1,000,000 Singaporeans will be diabetic.
The projection was made by NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, which played a pivotal role in Singapore's War Against Diabetes. The School projected that diabetes could cost Singapore $2.5 billion from direct and indirect treatment by 2050, 2.5 times the amount of $1 billion in 2010.
In support of the national campaign to raise public awareness on diabetes, the NUHS Diabetes Awareness Campaign - Stay Healthy, Be Diabetes Free, was launched and it comprised two series of infographic posters to help raise the general awareness of diabetes, and an internal survey to better understand our NUHS staff. The posters were put up at lift lobbies, office corridors and staff quarters at the NUHS Kent Ridge campus. Phase I of the infographic posters share information on blood glucose levels, as well as the risk factors and symptoms to look out for in diabetes, while phase II of the campaign begins with tips and information on some of the common causes of diabetes and how we can work towards prevention of the disease.
The series of posters are below.
Phase I Posters (Click on the posters below to view)
Phase II Posters (Click on the posters below to view)