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  Federal Medical Center FMC Lokoja sensitized the general public on diabetes discovery prevention and control on Monday as part of activities marking World Diabetes Day 2022 The Nigerian News Agency reports that the hospital s medical advisers raised awareness among staff members patients and the general public on various issues under this year s theme Diabetes Education to Protect Tomorrow The hospital s medical director Dr Olatunde Alabi said the essence of raising awareness was for participants to protect their tomorrow with diabetes He maintained that diabetes could be controlled if detected early and that these patients could lead a normal life stressing that diabetes is not a death sentence The coordinator of the Nigerian Diabetes Association Kogi chapter Dr Adewole Adesanya said the day was to raise awareness of diabetic conditions as education was key to reducing the disease Adesanya a consulting physician and endocrinologist said More than 500 million people worldwide are living with diabetes and in about 20 years that would have increased to 700 million He added that one in nine people would have diabetes by 2030 according to the International Diabetics Federation IDF The doctor who said that diabetes treatment was too expensive stressed the need for government subsidization Adesanya called on governments at all levels to ensure that their citizens have access to the medicines and care they need to treat diabetes The consultant urged people to engage in moderate intensity aerobic activity meaning anything that can make your heart beat faster for at least 150 minutes a week A consultant obstetrician and gynecologist Dr Godwin Tijani who spoke on Diabetes and Women s Health advised diabetic women to consult their doctors before becoming pregnant to avoid complications According to Tijani if a woman becomes pregnant without medical certification it can affect her and the pregnancy can result in abortion congenital malfunction and overweight among others For his part Dr Ayodele Ogunmola Urologist who spoke on Diabetes and Men s Health said that diabetes if not properly controlled can lead to various types of cancer especially prostate cancer He explained that prostate was still the most common cancer and the second most common cause of cancer death among men and said that awareness was one way to reduce the burden on people According to him any man who has lower urinary tract symptoms such as frequent urination obstructive voiding or urination or post void dribbling should see a urologist He also stressed the need for regular screening at least once a year to detect prostate cancer especially among men older than 40 Speaking on Diabetes and the Eyes Dr Samuel Ocheni Consultant Ophthalmologist said the disease had the ability to affect the eyes The ophthalmologist requested a quick and regular eye check up annually so that any detected defects could be easily detected and treated reports that other experts also spoke on topics such as Diabetic Diet Management and Diabetic Foot Care also reports that more than 100 people including staff patients and residents were tested for blood sugar blood pressure and weight among others Ms Titilayo Ajibade 59 years old a diabetic patient for more than 10 years thanked the hospital management and staff for informing them more about how to properly manage her health Edited by Wale Sadeeq Source Credit NAN
FMC, Lokoja sensitises residents on diabetes’ prevention, management

Federal Medical Center

Federal Medical Center (FMC), Lokoja, sensitized the general public on diabetes discovery, prevention and control on Monday, as part of activities marking World Diabetes Day 2022.

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News Agency

The Nigerian News Agency reports that the hospital’s medical advisers raised awareness among staff members, patients and the general public on various issues under this year’s theme: “Diabetes Education to Protect Tomorrow”.

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Olatunde Alabi

The hospital’s medical director, Dr. Olatunde Alabi, said the essence of raising awareness was for participants to protect their tomorrow with diabetes.

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He maintained that diabetes could be controlled if detected early and that these patients could lead a normal life, stressing that “diabetes is not a death sentence.”

Nigerian Diabetes Association

The coordinator of the Nigerian Diabetes Association, Kogi chapter, Dr. Adewole Adesanya, said the day was to raise awareness of diabetic conditions as education was key to reducing the disease.

Adesanya, a consulting physician and endocrinologist, said: “More than 500 million people worldwide are living with diabetes, and in about 20 years, that would have increased to 700 million.”

International Diabetics Federation

He added that one in nine people would have diabetes by 2030, according to the International Diabetics Federation (IDF).

The doctor, who said that diabetes treatment was too expensive, stressed the need for government subsidization.

Adesanya called on governments at all levels to ensure that their citizens have access to the medicines and care they need to treat diabetes.

The consultant urged people to engage in moderate-intensity aerobic activity, meaning anything that can make your heart beat faster for at least 150 minutes a week.

Godwin Tijani

A consultant obstetrician and gynecologist, Dr. Godwin Tijani, who spoke on “Diabetes and Women’s Health,” advised diabetic women to consult their doctors before becoming pregnant, to avoid complications.

According to Tijani, if a woman becomes pregnant without medical certification, it can affect her and the pregnancy can result in abortion, congenital malfunction and overweight, among others.

Ayodele Ogunmola

For his part, Dr. Ayodele Ogunmola, Urologist, who spoke on “Diabetes and Men’s Health”, said that diabetes, if not properly controlled, can lead to various types of cancer, especially prostate cancer.

He explained that prostate was still the most common cancer and the second most common cause of cancer death among men, and said that awareness was one way to reduce the burden on people.

According to him, any man who has lower urinary tract symptoms, such as frequent urination, obstructive voiding or urination, or post-void dribbling, should see a urologist.

He also stressed the need for regular screening, at least once a year, to detect prostate cancer, especially among men older than 40.

Samuel Ocheni

Speaking on “Diabetes and the Eyes,” Dr. Samuel Ocheni, Consultant Ophthalmologist, said the disease had the ability to affect the eyes.

The ophthalmologist requested a quick and regular eye check-up annually, so that any detected defects could be easily detected and treated.

Diabetic Diet Management

reports that other experts also spoke on topics such as “Diabetic Diet Management” and “Diabetic Foot Care.”

also reports that more than 100 people, including staff, patients, and residents, were tested for blood sugar, blood pressure, and weight, among others.

Titilayo Ajibade

Ms. Titilayo Ajibade, 59 years old, a diabetic patient for more than 10 years, thanked the hospital management and staff for informing them more about how to properly manage her health.

Edited by ‘Wale Sadeeq

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Source Credit: NAN

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