Keep Diabetes At Bay With Complimentary Blood Glucose Screenings

Sun Life Malaysia is offering blood glucose tests at 115 pharmacies in the country.

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 12 — As Malaysia observes World Diabetes Day on November 14, 2021, Malaysians can also join the fight against this chronic disease by taking advantage of complimentary blood glucose screenings, available at 115 participating pharmacies nationwide.  

The complimentary blood glucose screenings are offered by Sun Life Malaysia,  a life insurance and family takaful provider, through its flagship diabetes awareness programme – the ‘Brighter Health Blood Glucose Screening Programme’. 

The programme aims to help those facing higher risk of diabetes detect and treat the conditions early to prevent complications. This year, the programme is organised in collaboration with Walnut Wellness, Roche Diagnostics (M) Sdn Bhd, AM PM Pharmacy Sdn Bhd, and Multicare Pharmacy Sdn Bhd.

The 2019 National Health and Morbidity Survey (NHMS) found that Malaysia has one of the highest diabetes prevalence rate in Asia with nearly 3.9 million Malaysian adults suffering from diabetes, a truly alarming statistic that must be taken seriously.

“When it comes to diabetes, early detection is a key factor to prevent and even reverse the disease. It is our hope that these complimentary screenings could raise awareness and rally more Malaysians to proactively prevent this non-communicable lifestyle disease,” said Raymond Lew, CEO, president and country head of Sun Life Malaysia. 

“Since the onset of the pandemic, many people have delayed the much needed health services to diagnose and treat chronic diseases including diabetes. It is vital, now more than ever, that we continue to raise awareness for prevention and treatment of these diseases,” he added.

All screenings under the programme are carried out by registered pharmacists with a strict accordance with Covid-19 prevention and SOPs set by the government to safeguard the health and safety of both participants and pharmacists administering the tests. 

Sun Life Malaysia reminds Malaysians looking to participate in the blood glucose check-up to mask up and protect themselves according to the government’s Covid-19 SOPs.

Additionally, participants will receive a RM30 e-voucher, which can be used to purchase a Roche Accu-Chek blood glucose meter at any outlets under the two participating pharmacies, AM PM Pharmacy and Multicare Pharmacy. 

For more information, please click here or follow Sun Life Malaysia’s social media pages. 

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