The Zimbabwe Diabetic Association(ZDA) says almost half of Zimbabweans are diabetic and now the organisation is embarking on an awareness campaign.
ZDA’s executive chairperson Ngoni Chigwana was quoted in the Daily News as saying:
Our aim is to have at least three nurses at all health institutions to be trained as diabetes health educators. New trends in the treatment of diabetes need to be highlighted to doctors as well.
According to Medical News Today, diabetes describes a group of metabolic diseases in which the person has high blood glucose (blood sugar), either because insulin production is inadequate, or because the body’s cells do not respond properly to insulin, or both. Patients with high blood sugar will typically experience frequent urination), they will become increasingly thirsty and hungry.
Diabetes is hereditary and people with a family history of diabetes should have themselves checked. Diabetes is also 80% more likely for those do not exercise.