Leong Min Er Jennifer

Class of 2017

Final Year Project(s)

Sugar Spikes at NTU ADM Portfolio

Sugar Spikes is a card game designed to target families with children age from 7 to 10 as health communication. The concept of the game is to expose how various foods and its carbohydrates can easily affect our blood glucose (sugar) level. Blood glucose is made up of carbohydrates and used by the cells in our body to give us the source of energy we need. However, if we consume too many carbohydrates all the time, it might cause our blood glucose level to spike and endanger our health. Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) is a chronic disease characterised by hyperglycemia and insulin resistance, which was once a condition only diagnosed in adults after the age of 40. However, prevalence showed that increasing numbers of youths are developing T2D. It can lead to serious complications like heart and blood vessel disease, nerves damage, kidney failure, blindness and amputation if it is not treated well. Nevertheless, by making healthy food choices and have adequate exercises, T2D can be prevented. In all, this project aims to raise awareness and encourage health interventions as a prevention of T2D through the mode of gameplay.

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