Talabi Diabetes Centre Trains 21 Youths On Needs To Prevent, Manage Diabetes

Talabi Diabetes Centre said it has trained no fewer than 21 young people on the needs to prevent and manage diabetes in Ogun State. 

This was disclosed yesterday at the closing ceremony of the annual Ogun State Youth Diabetes Camp organised by Talabi Diabetes Centre in attendance with the former President Olusegun Obasanjo, the commissioner for health in the state, Dr. Tomi Coker among others.

At the closing ceremony, Obasanjo is his speech opined that diabetes can easily be manage if people take proper manageable the way it should be.

The former President who also disclosed that he has been managing diabetes for many years said most of his fellow that he grew up with has died of it.

He hinted that wherever he goes, he go along with his drugs, testing kits adding that despite his age he has being managing diabetes with different activities. 

Obasanjo therefore advised diabetic patients to always follow prescriptions in managing the disease saying that it's not a deadly disease once it's been manage. 

His words"I have been diagnosed of diabetes for more than 35 years now and here I am, I’m still going about, I’m still jumping up and down, I’m still doing many things many people of my age cannot do.

“You have to understand the type of food you should eat, you must completely abstain from sugar. The amount of carbohydrates that you take must be watched.

“Don’t miss your drugs, in your own case, your insulin injection, I take my drugs along with me everywhere I go and I always check my blood sugar level regularly.

“Don’t let anybody put fear in your minds, diabetes, has no cure for now, but it can be managed.”

In his remarks, the camp coordinator, Dr Olubiyi Adesina said the camp was organised to give information and encourage the young people between age 1 and 21 living with type-1 diabetes.

“Now we have organized this program for young people living with type-1 diabetes to give them a lot of information on how to manage themselves.

On his parts, Dr. Adefela Adekoya from Babcock University said it could be a pointer of diabetic patients if you see a child going to toilet to urine or a child who has stopped bed wetting begin to bet wet again, it could be a symptom.

He therefore advised that once people begins to notice such strange things, the best thing is to go to hospital to get blood glucose test to avoid the disease. 

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