World Diabetes Day:1 In 10 Adults Is Diabetic!….Education Is Key.

November 14th of each year is designated Diabetes Day. It is a day set aside to raise awareness  of diabetes as a global public health issue and what needs to be done, collectively and individually, for better prevention, diagnosis and management of the condition.

Diabetes  is a chronic disease that occurs either when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin or when the body cannot effectively use the insulin it produces. Insulin is a hormone that regulates blood glucose.
Did you know  that
Diabetes is a major cause of blindness, kidney failure, heart attacks, stroke and lower limb amputation.

Dr Ofem Enang,
Consultant Endocrinologist. University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Cross River State ,and the Nigeria Medical Association,
National Committee Chairman on Advocacy warned of 3 signs to watch out for ,in order not to fall victim of diabetes which is ravaging the World’s population.

Signs& Symptoms of Diabetes.

Dr. Ofem Enang explained that a life of moderation,balanced diet and adequate exercise remain effective prevention to Diabetes.

How to Prevent Diabetes.

The medical expert also touched on the role of education in the prevention of diabetes, especially in Nigeria where the ratio of Specialits to the population is grossly inadequate: 1 Specialist to 6,000 patients.

Access to Education is Key

Dr.Ofem also warned against various herbal mixtures that cannot be verified. The theme of this year’s World Diabetes Day is: ” Access to Education”

Negative impact of herbal mixtures to the kidney.

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