The Star (Nairobi)

13 November 2012

Kenya: Number of Diabetics to Increase By 600 Thousand By 2030

Photo: Phuong Tran/IRIN
Diabetes on the increase among young people (file photo).

About two million Kenyans suffer from diabetes and the number is expected to increase by 600 thousand by 2030. Gladwell Gachetha from the NCD division says the prevalence is rising due to our sedentary lifestyles and bad diets.

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Diabetes On The Rise Among Young Kenyans

Diabetes on the increase among young people (file photo).

According to the Ministry of Health at least 1.8 million young people in the country are suffering from diabetes. Read more »