Dr Tan Chee Eng
Medical Advisor, Diabetes
Dr Tan, Consultant Endocrinologist at Gleneagles Medical Centre Singapore, is Advisor to ConnectedHealth for Diabetes and has been closely involved with the design of SugoSure from inception. He has been managing patients with diabetes mellitus, cholesterol problems and obesity for the past 21 years and is a firm believer in the benefits of exercise, nutrition and lifestyle changes in management of chronic metabolic diseases. He was formerly Head of Endocrinology at Singapore General Hospital, where he started the first Lipid unit in Singapore and also pioneered the Electronic Medical Record for diabetes mellitus consultation.
Dr Tan holds an MBBS and Masters in Internal Medicine from the National University of Singapore and a PhD from the University of Glasgow. He is a founder member of the Executive Council for the Asian Pacific Society of Atherosclerosis and Vascular Disease and was previously involved in both the Lipid Guidelines and diabetes guidelines committees of the Ministry of Health, Singapore.
Dr Cindy Ng
Cindy is Principal Physiotherapist and Clinical Coordinator at the Obesity Metabolic Unit of Singapore General Hospital’s (SGH) Lifestyle Improvement and Fitness Enhancement (LIFE) Centre. Cindy has a keen interest in exercise physiology and the impact of exercise on chronic disease. She works with multi-disciplinary teams at SGH LIFE Centre to promote integrated and holistic care for patients with multiple co-morbidities. Besides using evidence-based approaches, Cindy believes in empowering patients to adopt and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Cindy has been extensively involved in research pertaining to obesity, diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease as well as eating disorders, with several peer-reviewed journal publications. She obtained her PhD (Physiotherapy) from Curtin University in 2014. Cindy is also an Assistant Professor at the Singapore Institute of Technology and on the teaching faculty for the SGH Postgraduate Allied Health Institute.
Michele is Co-Founder of NutriWerkz Pte Ltd (a private nutrition consultancy and cooking school), Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD) and Accredited Practicing Nutritionist (APN) from Australia. Michele has 9 years’ direct experience in clinical nutrition at Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore. Her area of nutrition focus included metabolic health, particularly diet-intervention in metabolic diseases and energy metabolism research.
Michele holds a Masters in Nutrition and Dietetics from Flinders University of South Australia and is a certified Sports Dietitian with Sports Dietitians Australia (SDA). She also has a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Southern Cross University, Australia and is a member of the Singapore Nutrition and Dietetics Association.
Lim Mui Lan
Mui Lan is a registered nurse with more than 40 years’ experience in patient care in Singapore and Australia. Most recently, Mui Lan spent 8 years as a Diabetic Nurse Educator at Changi General Hospital where she helped patients across all areas of diabetes care.Mui Lan’s deep practical experience allows her to support patients with specific advice on how to better control blood glucose levels through lifestyle changes. Having worked as part of a multi-disciplinary team she naturally collaborates with physicians, dieticians and other clinical staff to provide relevant patient support in line with care plans.
Mui Lan’s experience also includes a significant amount of educational work – explaining the disease process, medications and how to prevent complications in a way which patients can immediately relate to.
In her earlier career, Mui Lan worked as Senior Staff Nurse in a variety or roles, as a Nurse Manager at SingHealth Polyclinics and as a Parent Craft Nurse Educator. She holds a Bachelor of Health Science (Nursing) degree from Curtin University of Technology.
Khaw Nie is a registered nurse with more than 30 years’ experience in patient care and administration. Most recently, Khaw Nie spent 8 years as a Diabetic Nurse Educator at Changi General Hospital where she helped patients across all areas of diabetes care.
Khaw Nie’s experience at Changi General covered patient support in insulin dose adjustment, nutritional assessments, screening for eye and foot complications and many other areas of diabetes care. This broad prior experience enables her to quickly diagnose the underlying cause of a variety of diabetic control problems.
Educating, motivating and building relationships with patients in a warm and supportive way is also one of Khaw Nie’s key strengths.
In her earlier career, Khaw Nie worked as Staff Nurse at National University Hospital and in the private sector. In addition to her nursing qualifications, Khaw Nie is also a Certified Diabetes Nurse Educator, recognized by the Association of Diabetes Educators Singapore (ADES) and the Endocrine Metabolic Society of Singapore (EMSS).