The Chairman of Diabetes Association of Nigeria, Ondo State chapter, Dr Adenike Enikuomehin, has urged Nigerians to go for regular check-ups to understand the warning signs of diabetes disease.
Enikuomehin, according to a statement on Wednesday, stated this at an occasion organised by the association to mark the World Diabetes Day in the state.
She said the theme for this year’s celebration, ‘Diabetes and Family’, showed the importance, influence and role of the family to resolve the scourge.
“The theme underscores the importance, influence and the role of the family to resolve the diabetes scourge. It focuses on the family as an integral support network in the management of diabetes.”
“It also draws attention to the negative effects of diabetes in maintaining family wellbeing. As you all know, diabetes is one of the most misunderstood medical conditions in which various interdisciplinary explanations have been proffered,” Enikuomehin said.
The Ondo State Commissioner for Health, Dr Wahab Adegbenro, said the state government would soon unveil a health insurance scheme that would cater for pregnant women and children with the disease.
Adegbenro urged people to check their blood sugar regularly and live a healthy lifestyle as part of preventive measures to tackle diabetes.
@ Punch Newspaper