Nigeria: 'Diabetes Cases May Rise to 642 Million in 2040'

Community members get tested for sicknesses such as high blood pressure and diabetes at Prince Mshiyeni Memorial Hospital during the World Diabetes Day awareness campaign led by MaNgema Zuma in Umlazi, South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal (file photo).
13 November 2018

Bauchi — The Diabetes Association of Nigeria (DAN) has said that diabetes cases may leap to 642 million by 2040.

It said that people living with diabetes are about 422 million globally.

National President of the association, Dr. Mohammed Alkali, who is also the Chief Medical Director (CMD) of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital (ATBUTH), Bauchi, disclosed this yesterday during the opening ceremony of the 2018 world diabetes celebration and second national diabetes workshop organised by DAN and held at the hospital.

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