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World Diabetes Day- Group screens about 13,000 Nigerians

Yemi Obafemi
The Abuja Metropolitan Lions Club has concluded arrangement to screen and test about 13,000 Nigerians nationwide.
This is part of the activities to mark the 2021 World Diabetes Day commemorated on November 14th of every year.
The World Diabetes  Day is set aside to raise awareness about the growing burden of the disease and strategies to prevent and treat it.
The District Governor (District 404A2), Lion Lynda Odu-Okpeseyi stated this in Abuja during an awareness walk to sensitize the public on the disease.
She called on all Nigerians  to screen and know their status for diabetes in order to know how to handle it.
“When they check and find they have diabetes, they can start treating it. But you may not know, because there are different kinds of kidney failure and all that, even blindness that prevents a number of people from seeing it. Our target by Monday is to screen 13,000 people nationwide.”
A member of the  diabetes committee also advised Nigerians to ensure that they get tested and know their status.
“I, as a person, I have been diagnosed as having diabetes since 2002. And because I knew my status from that day, I still live healthy. And you see me now if I don’t tell you I have diabetes, you will not know,” he added.

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