Just for diabetics
There is a bricks-and-mortar store, as well as an online store, catered to the needs of diabetics.
The Diabetic Shop (online since 2010 and later a 20sqm bricks-and-mortar store at #03-52, Square 2 shopping centre at Novena which opened June 2011) meets the needs of Singapore’s ageing diabetic population. According to statistics, one in five of 50- to 59-year-olds and one in three of 60- to 69-year-old Singaporeans suffer from diabetes.
From personal experience (owner Gene Tan’s 64-year-old father has been a diabetic for 15 years) and feedback from the families of older diabetics, there is a concern that along with normal ageing factors, diabetics face additional problems as they age such as poor blood circulation resulting in diabetic neuropathy, gum diseases, etc. Despite these challenges, diabetics can improve their quality of life through the adoption of a balanced lifestyle that incorporates a good diet and a regular exercise regime.
As such, The Diabetic Shop has come up with a number of healthy products that may not be readily available at supermarkets. These include diabetic-friendly jams and marmalade, chocolates, biscuits, ice cream (eight varieties), and sugar substitutes. The company recently introduced DreamRice, the only white, low GI (glycaemic index) rice in Singapore (costs – 2kg is S$11, while a 5kg is S$22).
Besides food and beverages, The Diabetic Shop also sells a wide range of diabetic lifestyle products for older diabetics including diabetic socks for blood circulation, Croc RX shoes, insulin organisers, glucometers and a wide variety of supplies such as testing strips.
Free delivery (in Singapore) for orders costing S$60 and above while orders below S$60 would incur a flat fee of S$7 for delivery to your specified location. Alternatively, you can choose to pick up your products at the Novena shop. For more information, contact The Diabetic Shop at email@example.com or call 9736 8698.