Curbing Diabetes in Africa Begins With Good Health Choices

During this time where Covid-19 pandemic has spread around the world, the word comorbidities has become commonplace as scientists explain who would be the most vulnerable in the fight against Covid-19. Those with Diabetes are considered particularly high on the risk list. In Africa the disease is becoming more common. In Malawi. currently, there are over 268,000 adults living with the disease, with the number expected to double in the next 20 years. Although more about the disease is yet to be discovered, medical experts say that following a healthy diet and maintaining a healthy body weight are key to the prevention and control of diabetes, a noncommunicable disease linked to environmental and genetic factors, that occurs when the body is unable to turn food into energy, writes Adamson S. Muule and Chimwemwe Kwanjo Banda for the Conversation.

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