Half Of Zimbabweans Are Diabetic – ZDA

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.

  • Carl Joshua Ncube

    We have a Zimbabwe diabetic association? Awesomeness for diabetics nationwide get your sugar checked ASAP don’t go blind and almost die of renal failure like I did

    • This is a good thing

    • Ronald Munjoma

      @d786d33ab00f78ac8b022456d1ff7588:disqus Ngoni Chigwana and company are a bunch of crooks. Getting donor and well wishers money under the Zimbabwe Diabetic Association and converting for their own personal use.

      No, wonder, you as a diabetic, you are not even aware of their existence!! It says a lot about their operations.

      Last year they produced a fake documentary which they took to the international diabetic conference.

      (These are serious allegations, so I will post using my real name.)

  • Donnel

    Guys, what research did they do? What was their sample? If im not mistaken, you need to do a blood test to diagnose this disease. How many were done? When? What age groups? Type 1 or Type 2? So many questions, so few answers. ThreeMenOnABoat : Kindy show us your journalistic prowess and investigate further. we need more concrete in formation than this mere anecdote.