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Dr Joyce Lim Soo Ting

Dr Lim Soo Ting Joyce

Doctor of Nursing Practice, Master of Nursing (Advanced Practice Nurse), Bachelor of Nursing

KK Women's and Children's Hospital

Clinical Appointments

  • Senior Nurse Clinician Division of Nursing KK Women's and Children's HospitalKK Women's and Children's Hospital


I am a nurse for the past 22 years looking after children, adolescents and women with diabetes in KK Women's and Children's Hospital (KKH). After graduated as young registered nurse from Nan Yang polytechnic in 1998, I realised being a nurse is more than helping people, we need to be equipped with knowledge, skills and an aptitude of responsibility. I am specialised in diabetes care with a post-diploma as diabetes nurse educator and completed my Bachelor Degree in 2001, Masters in Nursing in 2008 and Doctorate in Nursing in 2019. My duty of care includes inpatient and outpatient clinical reviews. As a diabetes nurse educator, education and mentorship for children and adolescents with diabetes (as well as their parents/caregivers) are pre-requisites to quality living of a chronic condition, and this extend to women with diabetes. It is of patient’s interest to receive holistic healthcare service from a hospital of choice for women and children, and this can be achieved by a dedicated centre for metabolic health in women and children, KKH. My name is Joyce Lim, at the calling for duty of care.


  • 1998 Diploma In Nursing
  • 1999 Continuing Nursing Education Certificate (Diabetes Training)
  • 2001 Bachelor Health Sciences (Nursing, La Trobe University)
  • 2003 Post-Certificate Diploma in Nursing (Diabetes Nurse Educator)
  • 2003 Certificate in Basic Supervision (PSB Corporation)
  • 2006 Certified Diabetes Educator (Association of Diabetes Educator Singapore)
  • 2008 Masters of Nursing (NUS) 2008 Certified Advanced Practice Nurse (SNB)
  • 2019 Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • 1998-1999 Staff Nurse II
  • 1999-2004 Staff Nurse I (Diabetes Resource Nurse)
  • 2004 Senior Staff Nurse II (Diabetes Resource Nurse)
  • 2005 Senior Staff Nurse I (Diabetes Resource Nurse)
  • 2006 Diabetes Nurse Educator
  • 2009 Nurse Clinician, Advanced Practice Nurse (APN)
  • 2012 Senior Nurse Clinician, APN


  • 1998 KKH Nominee of Model Healthcare Worker Award
  • 1999 KKH Service From the Heart Award: 1st Star
  • 1999 KKH Service From the Heart Award: 2nd Star
  • 2000 KKH Service From the Heart Award: 3rd Star
  • 2003 KKH 1 Heart Award
  • 2005 Singhealth Lee-Foundation Nursing Award
  • 2008 Long Service Award
  • 2013 MOH Nurses Merit Award 2013
  • 2015 Healthcare Humanity Award 2015
  • 2016 Outstanding Young Educator (Nursing) - AM•EI Golden Apple Awards 2016
  • 2019 You Shine award on SMART (Singhealth nursing Student Mentoring And ReTention) program

Research Interests

  • Children and adolescent with diabetes
  • Technology for diabetes care
  • Telehealth for accessibility and feasibility
  • Psychology in living with diabetes


  • Lim STJ, Hui AYC, Lim PK, See WWL (2014). Can the use of short insulin needles achieve better patient outcomes? Singapore Nursing Journal, 41 (3), p8.
  • Soo Ting Joyce Lim, Yuen Ching Angela Hui, Pei Kwee Lim, Chin Choo Evelyn Lim, Yen Yen Chia, Rashida Farhad Vasanwala (2018). Ultrasound-guided measurement of skin and subcutaneous tissue thickness in children with diabetes and recommendations for giving insulin injections. Journal of Clinical & Translational Endocrinology, 12, 26-35.
  • Toh ZQ, Koh SSL, Lim PK, Lim STJ, Tam W, Shorey S. (2019). Diabetes-related emotional distress among children/adolescents and their parents: A descriptive cross-sectional study. Clin Nurs Res. Doi 10.1177/1054773819867252
  • [Online ahead of print Feb 2020] Soo Ting Joyce Lim, Fang Huang, Ngee Lek, and Katherine Pereria (2019). Flash Continuous Home Glucose Monitoring to improve Adherence to Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose and Self-efficacy in adolescents with Type 1 diabetes. (
  • Lim ST, Fabian Yap, Chin XY (2020). A Nurse-led initiative on Telehealth in adolescents with Diabetes. Journal of Adolescent Health, Article in press. DOI:

Research Trials