Help, I’m pre-diabetic! The Kurang Manis Sugar, Less Podcast

Help, I’m pre-diabetic! The Kurang Manis Sugar, Less Podcast

Help, I’m pre-diabetic! The Kurang Manis (Sugar, Less) Podcast goes in search of ways to avoid Type 2 Diabetes. We interview health and fitness personalities from Asia Pacific; athletes, medical doctors, allied health professionals, fitness/wellness experts & people living with NCDs. Co-hosts Nikki Yeo and Jasmine Low chat over a cuppa tea. In Malaysia, it’s the Teh Tarik, made frothy by swift hand movements of a tea-pulling expert but 8tsp of condensed milk in one cup?! Kurang manis, boss! Sugar, less please! • Podcast description:


September 21, 2023 59 mins

Join co-hosts Jasmine Low and Nikki Yeo in this brand new Second Season of the "Help! I'm prediabetic! Kurang Manis (Sugar,Less) Podcast.

The duo meet Theresa Loo, Pharmacist, Health Coach & Podcaster at PharmacistEdit. Born in Malaysia, she graduated as a pharmacist in New Zealand and gained experience in the UK before moving to Australia. Theresa Loo is the eldest of 3 girls, and has enjoyed a diverse career in phar...

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Hello 2022! We welcome the new year with a special Korean podcast version of highlights from Season 1 of The Kurang Manis (Sugar, Less) Podcast, voiced by four students of one of South Korea's oldest private universities, Chosun University in Gwangju. The students were mentored by podcast co-hosts Nikki Yeo and Jasmine Low over a month, where they spent hours researching the topics, discussed as a group, translated articles from En...

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Dentist Dr. YokeLi Ling details Sleep Disordered Breathing and Obstructive Sleep Apnea in this BONUS track. 

Listen to the full podcast by Dr. Ling on Sleep and Airway Centric Dentistry in Episode 8. 

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Meet Kuala Lumpur based Dr. YokeLi Ling, a passionate Sleep and Airway Centric Dentist who advocates prevention and rehabilitation of poor facial and jaw growth and development that results in dental misalignment, sleep disordered breathing, and compromised systemic health that could even lead to chronic diseases like hypertension and Type 2 Diabetes. She advocates for oral myofunctional therapy, incorporating it into the treatment...

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Eye surgeon and Australian of the Year 2020 Dr. James Muecke AM speaks to us about his proposed change to Australia’s dietary guidelines, why he's championing for a sugar tax and his work in raising awareness about Type 2 Diabetes - a lifestyle disease that could lead to the loss of sight. Dr. Muecke is from Adelaide. He began his career in Kenya, then returned to South Australia to become an eye surgeon and blindness prevention pi...

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This is a PSA from Author and World Vision Ambassador Marilee Pierce Dunker about the World Vision Virtual #RunforChildren. Marilee is daughter to American missionary Dr Robert Pierce who founded World Vision in 1950 when he returned to America after travelling to China and Korea, where he encountered people living without food, clothing, shelter or medicine. She speaks to in Kuala Lumpur in May 2019 at the lau...
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This podcast is an extension of a movie, that is still in production. 

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This recording was recorded on pitch day at the Motion Picture Association Asia Pacific Script to Screen Workshop Pitch Competition co-organised with Wildsnapper Films and FINAS held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in Feb 2019. Voices in this pi...

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Curious questions from Malaysia's "biggest" standup comedian and debut wrestler, Papi Zak (, to Australia's gastroenterologist and Instagram educator Dr. Pran Yoganathan (IG @dr_pran_yoganathan) who spoke with us on Episode 3. Dr. Pran elaborates on the expensive tissue hypothesis (ETH) which relates brain and gut size in evolution (specifically in human evolution). Join co-hosts Jasmine Low & Nikki Yeo as we lea...
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Introducing Papi Zak, well known in the comedy circuit in Malaysia and the “biggest” Malaysia has to offer, states his website. For over 12 years, he's written and performed material for his shows, and has fast established his quirky brand of humour and witty observations on the absurdities of every-day life. Zak was a former LiteFM and REDFM radio broadcaster and his comfortable presence in front of a camera has landed him screen ...

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In this 3rd episode of The Kurang Manis Podcast, we meet Dr. Pran Yoganathan, a gastroenterologist and hepatologist based in Sydney. A passionate educator, a Mathematician-turned doctor who has lived in Sri Lanka, Africa, New Zealand and Australia, Dr. Pran wants to put the power in his patients' hands and provide them with data so that they can embark on their own journeys of self-healing using the philosophy of “let food be thy m...

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Gastroenterologist and hepatologist based in Sydney, Dr. Pran Yoganathan is an extremely passionate educator, a Mathematician-turned doctor who aims to empower his patients with data that can help them on a journey of self-healing using the philosophy of “let food be thy medicine”. 

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MOVEMENT • NUTRITION • SCIENCE Dr. Desmond Menon shares some of his findings from medical and lab studies on genes and how nutritional and fitness interventions were effective in making changes to a body's "plasticity" and performance. He was also the subject of his own experiment; from a long-distance runner of 69kg, to a body builder with 15% fat at 110kg. A Medical Laboratory Scientist with experience in academia and clinical pa...
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MOVEMENT | SPORT • Nicol David is a Malaysian from a small island called Penang. She held the position of World No. 1 Squash Champion for 108 consecutive months. On 2nd February 2021, with 318,943 votes, she was announced as The World Games Greatest Athlete of All Time. The retired professional squash player, Datuk Nicol Ann David DB PJN DSPN KMN AMN (born on August 26, 1983) was officially ranked the number one female player in th...

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February 7, 2021 56 secs
Hi! I’m Jasmine Low, I’ve been warned by my physician that I’m pre-diabetic and if I don’t make changes to my lifestyle, I will be going down the path of having insulin resistance and will need to be on medication to manage it. I’m convinced I’ll be able to find a solution and not go down the same path of my mother’s- the person I’m currently carer for. It’s no joke! So my BFF and coach Nikki Yeo suggested we try unravel the root p...
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