“Diabetes doesn’t make you feel sick. You don’t feel like you’re going to die, you know? You don’t feel like you need medical help,” says Yeoh Phek Chin, a 47-year-old type 2 diabetic patient. “Until something drastic happens.”
The Selangor government’s health screening programme, Selangor Saring, not only provides iFOBT, cervical swabs, and mammograms, among others, but also covers the cost of further diagnostic tests; the SELangkah app can store one’s lifetime health record.