Persons with diabetes have twice the risk of dying from heart disease than those without. Heart disease unfortunately reduces life expectancy in a person with diabetes by as much as 12 years. Come and listen and learn about the connection between diabetes and your heart and what you can do to reduce your risk.
Speaker: Dr Kevin Tan (Vice President, Diabetes Singapore; Consultant Endocrinologist,
Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre, Mount Alvernia Medical Centre, Thomson Medical Centre)
Dr Kevin Tan is a diabetologist and endocrinologist in private practice. He runs his own practice at Mt Elizabeth and Mt Alvernia Medical Centres and a Diabetes in Pregnancy clinic at Thomson Medical Centre. Dr Tan graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1987 and is a fellow with both the Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh and the Academy of Medicine in Singapore. He was trained locally at Singapore General, Alexandra and Tan Tock Seng Hospitals; as well as overseas at the Royal Victoria Infirmary and Freeman Hospital in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK, under world renowned diabetes expert Professor George Alberti as well as thyroidologist, Pat-Kendall Taylor.
Dr Kevin Tan is current Vice-President of Diabetes Singapore. He was immediate Past-President of Diabetes Singapore and is also a member of the Endocrine and Metabolic Society of Singapore and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists. He was a member of the National Diabetes Strategy Advisory Committee and now sits on Advisory Boards to various pharmaceutical companies.
Dr Kevin Tan is a keen diabetes educator and active on the lecture circuit to both professional and public audiences locally and in the region, lecturing extensively on diabetes, thyroid problems and other endocrine/hormone issues. He has given over 340 lectures over the years. His interest is in diabetes and pituitary-adrenal disorders and his research interest in clinical trials on diabetes.