World Diabetes Day: 400 Ikorodu residents get free screening

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Diabetes: Blood sugar test.

About 400 residents of Ikorodu in Lagos State received free diabetes screening on Thursday in commemoration of this year’s World Diabetes Day.

The screening, which took place at Ikorodu General Hospital, was organised by Megacare Pharmacy in collaboration with Diabetes Association of Nigeria (DAN).

November 14 is World Diabetes Day set aside globally to raise awareness on diabetes mellitus.

The theme for this year is: “Women and Diabetics, A right to healthier future’’.

Speaking at the event, KANU Christian, Director, Megacare Pharmacy, advised the residents to always check their sugar level, saying that early detection was the key to living longer and healthier.

“I advise you do a total body check often, many people lose their lives just because they don’t check their health status.

“Diabetes is not a killer disease if you detect…

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