If you live in Africa, a family member or friend might be diagnosed with diabetics. This situation leave most of us worried. According to IDF (International Diabetes Federation), 19 million people were “reportedly” living with diabetes in Africa. This figure is estimated to increase to 47 million by 2045. Diabetes is reported to be a major cause of blindness, kidney failure, heart attacks, stroke and lower limb amputation and affects overall health. It is also a major cause of death when it is not controlled or treated. Good news is, it can be managed but with early detection.
On the wellness Wednesday, Dr Jaye shared with us some of the symptoms of diabetic as well as proper management and treatment. According to her, diabetics symptoms includes “Frequent urination, Extreme thirst, Frequent Urinary tract infection, Yeast infection, Boils Unexpected weight loss” amongst others.
She went further to share some ways of proper management of Diabetes, which includes;
1) Diet control; Foods should be high in vegetables (half plate), quarter plate or protein and carbohydrates.
2) Exercise; All ways check with your doctor first to recommend the type of exercise that suits you.
3) Frequent check up with the doctor
Listen in on Dr. Jaye the video and get more information on diabetes management.