9 June 2014

Liberia: Over 40,000 Liberians Living With Diabetes

Residents of Monrovia over the weekend benefited from a free diabetes testing exercise and awareness at the offices of Pervocate, a new business entity established by a former Liberian journalist, James Momoh.

Speaking at the testing and awareness program, Mr. Momoh told a cross section of residents in Monrovia that the testing program and awareness was intended to identify diabetes sufferers and to also provide the needed education on the management of diabetes.

The former Liberian journalist told the audience that diabetes is not curable but manageable. He added that this is only possible if individuals are tested to know the level of their sugar content in the blood circulation.

The former Inquirer reporter further indicated that the establishment of Pervocate in Liberia is to help individuals currently suffering from diabetes with awareness and the opportunity to have access to one of the newest diabetes testing technology presently used in developed countries in diagnosing the disease globally.

He told the audience that Liberia currently stands at 174 in the global ranking on diabetes leaving about 40,000 individuals presently living with the condition.

He warned Liberians to be mindful of their food consumption which most often leads to high level of sugar circulation in the blood.

participants at the free testing and awareness day-long event commended pervocate for allowing diabetes sufferers to benefit from global technology that enables them to get tested away from traditional hospital setting. At the end of the event several individuals were diagnosed to have high sugar content.

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