Over two-thirds of new dialysis patients have Type 2 diabetes in ‘unhealthy Malaysia’


Malaysian Society of Nephrology president Prof Dr Abdul Halim Abdul Gafor says Type 2 diabetes, which is largely lifestyle- and diet-related, has been found in 69% of new patients on dialysis. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, November 12, 2021.

MORE than two-thirds of new patients on dialysis have Type 2 diabetes, a worrying trend which shows poor awareness of a healthy lifestyle among Malaysians, the Malaysian Society of Nephrology said.

Type 2 diabetes, which is largely lifestyle- and diet-related, was found in 69% of new patients on dialysis, the society’s president Prof Dr Abdul Halim Abdul Gafor said.


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