Experts deliberate in Abuja on diabetes, other non-communicable diseases

Experts deliberate in Abuja on diabetes, other non-communicable diseases

Saturday, August 19, 2017 10:33 pm

No less than 100 delegates will converge on Abuja on Aug. 23 and 24, to discuss and share ideas on how to reduce the prevalence of non-communicable diseases, especially diabetes in Nigeria.

A statement by Mrs Boade Akinola, Director, Media and Public Relations, Federal Ministry of Health, in Abuja on Saturday, says the meeting will be organised by the Federal Ministry of Health, Strategies for Improving Diabetes Care in Nigeria and the World Diabetes Foundation.

Akinola quoted the Dr Nnenna Ezeigwe, Director, (Non-Communicable Diseases), Federal Ministry of Health, as saying that Diabetes was one of the major public health challenges of the 21st century.

She said: “by bringing many key partners together, we hope to foster more cooperation and synergies between the people and projects fighting diabetes and other non communicable diseases in Nigeria”.

She also said that the meeting would focus more on sharing experiences from the World Diabetes Foundation, which had been funding projects to improve diabetes prevention, awareness and care in Nigeria since 2008.

She said the delegates would deliberate on the status of the care of non-communicable diseases in Nigeria, adding that they would also deliberate on strategies for realising the goal of Nigeria’s National Strategic Plan of Action on Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases.(NAN)
Edited by Ify Omowole/Felix Ajide

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  • Sara says:

    Good experts. I was diagnosed with type 2 Diabetes and put on Metformin on June 26th, 2016. I started the ADA diet and followed it 100% for a few weeks and could not get my blood sugar to go below 140. Finally i began to panic and called my doctor, he told me to get used to it. He said I would be on metformin my whole life and eventually insulin. At that point i knew something wasn’t right and began to do a lot of research. Then I found Lisa’s diabetes story (google ” HOW EVER I FREED MYSELF FROM THE DIABETES ” ) I read that article from end to end because everything the writer was saying made absolute sense. I started the diet that day and the next morning my blood sugar was down to 100 and now i have a fasting blood sugar between Mid 70’s and the 80’s. My doctor took me off the metformin after just three week of being on this lifestyle change. I have lost over 30 pounds and 6+ inches around my waist in a month. The truth is we can get off the drugs and help myself by trying natural methods

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