Early diagnosis and treatment key to prevent diabetes

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BY MAVIS NISHIMURA PODOKOLO

EARLY analysis and management is the key to prevent or delay life threatening problems like diabetes.

This was expressed by the Under Secretary of the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) Dr Nemia Bainivalu yesterday during the launching of the World Diabetes Day.

“Timely diagnosis and treatment is the key to delay life- threatening problems like diabetes. If diabetes is not early detected it can lead to death. So please, know the signs and symptoms to protect yourself and your family,” said Bainivalu.

Bainivalu said diabetes is caused by living unhealthy lifestyles such as eating unhealthy food and drinks and not getting physical activity.

Bainivalu uttered however it is largely preventable. “The best thing you can do is to protect yourself from getting diabetes.”

“Also maintain a healthy weight, eat healthy foods and move your body (exercise) this is to stop you from diabetic.

“If you already have diabetes, you can prevent it from worsening by applying the above mention practices eat healthy and exercise.”

In addition Diabetes is a disease that occurs when blood sugar is too high.

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