A one-year study by Prof Winnie Chee and her team from IMU shows that the use of a transcultural diabetes-specific nutrition algorithm (tDNA) adapted for the Malaysian context had better results than the standard dietary and physical exercise advice given by dietitians. The tDNA was developed by an international panel of experts as a tool to assist in the management of diabetic and pre-diabetic patients, based primarily on nutrition therapy. One of its main features is that it is adaptable to different cultural, geographical and genetic aspects. Malaysia is the first country to adapt and study the effectiveness of the tDNA in a local context. Article is in Mandarin. Find out more about this at Food intake for Diabetics (Nanyang Siang Pau, 23 March 2018).