WORLD DIABETES DAY: A Call For Routine Check Up

WORLD DIABETES DAY: A Call For Routine Check Up

Dr. Bamidele Mustapha who is the Medical Director, General Hospital, Ifako-Ijaiye, has called on members of the public to cultivate the habit of routine health check-up of diabetes. Information Guide Nigeria

According to lagosstate.gov.ng/blog, Dr. Mustapha said regular screening and early check-up will enhance early detection of diabetes in the body.

The event which was organised to mark the Y2021 World Diabetes Day had as its theme: “Access to Diabetes Care, if Not Now, When?”.

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lagosstate.gov.ng/blog reports that Dr. Mustapha said that World Diabetes Day is celebrated globally on the 14th of November to create awareness on the causes and management of the disease as well as care for diabetic people globally adding that the hospital has strictly observed this to reduce deaths that might arise from complications caused by diabetes.

He said, “Diabetes is a chronic disease which occurs when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin, or when the body cannot effectively use the insulin it produces leading to an increased concentration of glucose in the blood (hyperglycaemia)”.

According to lagosstate.gov.ng/blog, he assured Lagosians that through the support of the Lagos State Government, they will receive quality and low-cost healthcare for the management of diabetes at Ifako-Ijaiye General Hospital.

Also Speaking Dr. Aramide Adediran, Consultant Endocrinology, in her lecture, titled: “Diabetes Mellitus – Challenges, Diagnosis and Care” said: “It is good to take lots of leafy greens because they are extremely nutritious and low in calories. Beans, garlic, avocados, fatty fish, yoghurt and nuts are also, among others, foods that can all help to regulate blood sugar levels”. Jamb Result

As reported by lagosstate.gov.ng/blog, Dietician Michael Shoretire, Head, Dietetics, and Nutrition Department of the Hospital, speaking on Medical Nutrition Therapy in Diabetes Management, added that if diabetes is not managed properly it could increase the risk for several and severe diseases.

Michael Shoretire advised victims to follow an overall nutritious balanced and adequate diet to drastically reduce the risk for complications.

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Idongesit Akpa-Ayang

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