Diabetes has been a growing concern and health problem in recent years. More young adults are facing Type 2 Diabetes relative to the past. The condition is so destructive that we have labeled it as one of the top 5 incurable diseases and chronic condition. It seems that attention on the condition is now building up, with many experts and stakeholders from companies such as Sanofi congregating in Lagos for a Diabetes summit.
Summit on Diabetes to be held in Lagos, attended by many health companies and stakeholders
The key aims of the summit are to drive discussions concerning how to manage and prevent against the growing health problem known as Diabetes. Dr .Philips Ikeme, Medical Director of Sanofi Nigeria commented that over 5 million Nigerians are expected to be living with either Type 1 or 2 Diabetes and you can find out about their difference here.
For sufferers of Diabetes, one of the most fearful phenomenon is amputation of limbs. The rate of limb amputation is now increasing rapidly across the entire country, as both strains of the disease continue to infect the population. There is much encouragement from the ministry now to reduce the risk of contracting Diabetes by eating healthily and exercising regularly.
Diabetes is not a disease which can significantly disrupt the quality of living, however, more care should be exercised to prevent serious complications
Diabetes is a disease which can be managed well as long as the sufferers commit themselves to a rigorous lifestyle and manage the condition through proper nutrition and exercise. However, there is a gap in awareness for the population, and much more effort is required for significant education and information to be successfully integrated to the way of life for patients.
Early detection and management is key towards fighting against Diabetes. For example, one could be “pre-Diabetic” but exercising proper care early might reverse the condition, giving the person a healthier blood sugar level when measured months later. Recently, a tech entrepreneur was covered by the media for his fight against Diabetes using alternative treatment methods.