Risk of Diabetes Rises in Tanzania

An unhealthy lifestyle has placed Tanzanians at a greater risk of getting diabetes, Dr. Faiza Kassim, a diabetes expert has said. She has called on companies and inviduals to donate medicine to assist in treatment of the disease.

  • Tanzania:  Unhealthy Lifestyle Ups Diabetes Risk

    Tanzania Daily News, 21 November 2012

    IT is now ten years since Ms Amina Omar, 51, was diagnosed with diabetes. She says that her lavish and reckless lifestyle at the age between twenty and forty is to blame for the ... read more »

Photo: La Presse

A patient receives an injection. Zanzibar count of 6,000 diabetic patient has continued to rise as people's lifestyles become more sedentary.

  • Tanzania:  Diabetics Entitled to Free Treatment

    Tanzania Daily News, 5 November 2012

    PEOPLE suffering from diabetes can now access medical services free of charge from public health facilities in the country, the National Assembly was told. read more »

  • Tanzania:  Deadly Diseases Seen Increasing

    Tanzania Daily News, 24 September 2012

    NON-COMMUNICABLE Diseases (NCD) are reported to be in drastic increase in the country with Members of Parliament and military officers being some of the most affected members of ... read more »

  • Tanzania:  Diabetes No Longer Disease of the Rich (opinion)

    Arusha Times, 11 August 2012

    Changing lifestyles and rapid urbanization have been blamed as the main causes of the rising cases of diabetes in Arusha, the rest of Tanzania and the African continent, according ... read more »