Diabetes On The Rise Among Young Kenyans


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

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

  • Kenya:  Poor Lifestyle to Blame for Diabetes - Health Ministry

    The Star, 19 November 2012

    Close to two million Kenyans are suffering from diabetes, the Ministry of Public health has said. The head of the Non-Communicable Diseases Division at the Health ministry, Patrick ... read more »

  • Kenya:  Diabetes On Steady Rise Across Nation

    Capital FM, 18 November 2012

    Coast, Eastern, Central and North Rift regions have the highest diabetes prevalence rates in the country. read more »

  • Kenya:  Free Diabetes Checkups

    The Star, 17 November 2012

    A number of hospitals are offering free diabetes checkups today to help raise awareness as we mark the climax of world diabetes day. read more »

  • Kenya:  Worry Over Diabetes in Pregnant Women

    The Star, 14 November 2012

    An alarm has been raised over increased diabetes cases among pregnant women. Nancy Ngugi from the diabetes management and Information center says they are concerned because this is ... read more »

  • Kenya:  Concern Over Diabetes Raised

    The Star, 14 November 2012

    Every 10 seconds two people develop diabetes. Gladwell Gachetha from the NCDS division says 6 people die of diabetes-related complications every minute. read more »

  • Kenya:  Children Dying Due to Diabetes

    The Star, 13 November 2012

    Thousands of children are dying annually due to Diabetes. Chairperson of the diabetes management and Information center Nancy Ngugi says these deaths are caused by late diagnosis ... read more »

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

    The Star, 13 November 2012

    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 ... read more »

  • Kenya:  Diabetes Warning Sounded

    The Star, 11 November 2012

    Two million Kenyans are suffering from diabetes with the number expected to double by 2030. Head of Non Communicable Diseases Patrick Waihenya says the national prevalence rate of ... read more »

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