Diabetes Mellifluous, commonly referred to as Diabetes, is defined by the online Wikipedia as a group of metabolic disease in which there are high blood sugar levels over a prolonged period in the body system.
This has remained a major health challenge globally as the number of people with the disease has risen from 108,000,000 (One Hundred and Eight Million) in 1980 to 422,000,000(Four Hundred and Twenty Two Million) in 2014 according to World Health Organization, WHO.
Worried by this serious health challenge, taravoices correspondent looks at its predisposing factors.
According to medical experts, diabetes remains a major health challenge facing the world and has continued to be on the rise recently due to what experts describe as ‘poor living style’.
For example in 2012, an estimated number of 1.5 million deaths were directly caused by this disease and another 2.2 million deaths were attributed to high blood glows.
Dr. Suleiman Abubakar Kirim, a consultant family physician said, simple lifestyle measures will go a long way in either preventing or delaying the onset of diabetes.
He advised the public on the maintenance of healthy body weight as well as engaging in physical activity and eating of healthy diet.
Also speaking the Senior Special Adviser to the Governor on Community Health, Dr. Badina Garba called for the adoption of effective measures for surveillance, prevention and control of the disease and its complications.
While describing it as a serious medical condition, the Medical Doctor also called for increased awareness on the prevention and management of the condition.
The experts unanimously advised that extreme caution from the public is required to avoid the complications of the disease which may among other conditions cause damaging of the heart, blood vessels, eyes, kidneys and nerves.