80% Diabetes cases preventable with healthy lifestyle — PHYSICIANS

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By Gabriel Olawale

Diabetes

Nigerians have been admonished to shun sedimentary lifestyle and embrace healthy living to prevent chronic illnesses such as diabetes, hypertension and stroke among others.

Making the appeal during a free medical screening for blood sugar and blood pressure organised by the Department of Endocrinology Diabetes and Metabolism Unit; Department of Family Medicine Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, LASUTH, in collaboration with Lions Club District 404-B2, Nigeria held at the palace of Olu of Ikeja,  Head, Department of Family Medicine, Dr. Oluwajimi Sodipo also disclosed that about 70 percent of complications such as blindness, kidney diseases, amputation among others can be prevented with healthy lifestyle as an adolescent.

Sodipo said due to urbanisation, a lot of people now engage in sedentary lifestyle which predisposes them to factors that contribute to diabetes and obesity among others.

“People need to be more active, unfortunately, urbanisation…



Source: Vanguard Newspaper