Diabetes: Pregnant women cautioned on diet


Enugu State Commissioner for Health, Dr Fintan Ekochin, has advised Nigerians, especially pregnant women to be cautious of their diet to prevent developing diabetes.

Ekochin gave the advice during a seminar to mark the 2017 World Diabetes Day at the Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT) College of Medicine, Park Lane, Enugu on Tuesday.

The seminar has the theme: “The Challenges of Managing Diabetes in Women in a Resource Constrained Setting’’.

He said that being wary of what one eats helped the individual to prevent lots of diseases, especially diabetes.

“Diabetes is a common disease in the society today. However, it can be prevented and managed if proper care is taken on the type of food and diet we eat each day.

“I appeal to women, especially pregnant women, to be cautious over their food intake as well as learning to eat in moderation,’’ he…

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