LATEST - Issue 151 (Nov/Dec 17)
I remember writing my first Editor's Note for CARING magazine and it was for the Nov/ Dec 2016 issue. Lo and behold, it's been a year since then – again 'tis the season to be jolly!
As a kid, I never understood why so many people were always saying things like "time flies," "the years go by in a flash," "there's not enough time in the day." Back then, it felt as if each day dragged on forever, and becoming an adult seemed light years away. Fast-forward to adulthood, I now clearly understand what everyone means about the swift passage of time — and I want it to slow down. I often could not believe how quickly the weeks, months, and years are moving. The need to always be on the go, to be productive, to succeed, has changed how we are spending our time. We are often hurrying to the next thing — physically and mentally — rather than slowing down to enjoy this moment.
In this issue, we urge you to slow down and savour this gift called life. Make an effort to unplug and spend time with your loved ones. Reunions with family and relatives can sometimes be awkward or tense, but we give you tips on how to enjoy these occasions (page 10).
For patients with gout, Dr Melonie Sriranganathan, a consultant rheumatologist at CGH, shares some simple suggestions to help you avoid an attack during the festive season (page 2). For those with diabetes, you don't have to miss out on all the tasty treats the holidays have to offer. If you are ready to take control of your diabetes and get on the path to better health, we have the answer for you (page 20)
Read the other stories in this issue that will help you take charge of your health. We thank you for being a part of CARING magazine over the last 12 months, and we wish you a great 2018!
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