Is Nigeria Leading With Diabetes Cases in Sub-Saharan Africa?
According to a top drug firm, Nigeria is said to be registering the highest cases of diabetes in the Sub-Saharan Africa region, with 5 million people in the country living with the disease. Diabetes is a chronic disease caused by the body's inability to produce required amounts of insulin - the hormone that regulates blood sugar - or to efficiently use the insulin it produces.
Africa Check, 1 November 2017
A top drug firm executive said Nigeria registers the most new cases of diabetes in the region and that 5 million people in the country are living with the disease. Do the claims… Read more »
This Day, 26 October 2017
The Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, has said that the federal government along with global health bodies are increasing their responses to diabetes challenges, a… Read more »
Vanguard, 24 October 2017
Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, has raised the alarm over high prevalence of diabetes among Nigerians, disclosing that the country constitute a quarter of 15 million… Read more »
This Day, 17 October 2017
Over five million Nigerians are currently diagnosed of diabetes, while about 50 per cent of cases are still undiagnosed in the country, the Medical Director, Sanofi Aventis Nigeria… Read more »
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