As World Diabetes Day (WDD) approached, health experts recommended Nigerians stay physically active at all times. They emphasized the importance of vigorous walking for 30 minutes five times a week, avoiding calorie-dense foods, choosing foods with less fat, eating smaller portions, eating lots of vegetables, losing weight, and drinking water instead of fizzy drinks.
The goal of the World Diabetes Day event is to raise awareness about the disease in order to reduce the number of people who are diagnosed with diabetes on a daily basis.
Dr. Olufunmilayo Adeleye, the Consultant Endocrinologist at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja, Lagos, stated that diabetes is common yet potentially dangerous.
She stated that one in every ten individuals worldwide has diabetes, with 537 million people now suffering from the disease.
According to Adeleye, this year's theme is a clarion call on policymakers and governments to ensure that diabetes patients have maximum access to affordable care through the availability of motivated healthcare personnel, drugs, gadgets, and education.