According to the Second National Health and Morbidity survey it is estimated that 3.4 million Malaysians are diabetes sufferers in 2010.
The Ministry of Health reported 62 deaths and 1,418 cases of infection due to leptospirosis. Another common rat related disease in Malaysia could be salmonellosis but there is lack of data on this.
Millions of Malaysians today could unknowingly be having a silent condition that increases the chances of getting diabetes, heart disease, stroke, kidney problems, and even cancer, later. It’s a condition you cannot be sure about unless your doctor tells you. But your doctor may not even warn you about it, simply because he or she may think it’s not important — or worse, does not know how to look out for it!
From the moment we first tasted lactose (a type of sugar) in milk as infants, humans have acquired a taste for sweetness and learned to regard it as a pleasure. Sugar and sugary food makers took advantage of this human taste tendency and turned sugar into the world’s very first mass consumer product. As we grew older, we began to satisfy our sweet liking with this product, sucrose (table sugar), and this becomes habit-forming.