Although living with diabetes itself is not a risk factor for developing COVID-19, reports have shown that when people living with diabetes contract COVID-19, symptoms are more intense. This significantly increases the need to stay informed and take precautionary steps to staying healthy during, and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are some precautionary tips: Read
“Keeping weight in check, being active, and eating a healthy diet can help prevent most cases of type 2 diabetes.” – Havard T. Chan, School of Public Health, 2020 (1). It is estimated that the prevalence of diabetes will rise by 25% in 2030 (2). With an increased rate of diagnosis among adults, and children,
When a person living with diabetes manages their blood sugar levels properly, they are less likely to develop complications. By adopting proper diabetes management measures, the risk of developing complications is significantly reduced. Although most people living with diabetes do not get serious foot problems, it is important to be aware of changes that can
Fight it like you have itUp to 90% of type 2 diabetes is preventable by simply making lifestyle changes1. These lifestyle changes do not only reduce the risk of developing diabetes but also other non-communicable diseases ie. Heart Diseases. Read more.. What is Diabetes?Diabetes is a chronic disease that occurs when an individual’s blood sugar is
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WHAT IS HEPATITIS?Hepatitis means inflammation of the liver. Many illnesses and conditions can cause inflammation of the liver, for example, drugs, alcohol, chemicals, and autoimmune diseases. There are several hepatitis viruses; they have…Read more HEPATITIS A: CAUSES, SYMPTOMS, PREVENTIONThis is an infection of the liver that is caused by the Hepatitis A Virus (HAV). This
Mrs A: My Spouse has Hepatitis, what should I Do? Nurse Adebayo: To start with, it is important that you know your spouse’s hepatitis status. If I may ask, do you know what Hepatitis is? Mrs A: No, I have no idea, we got to know during antenatal while he was told to donate blood
Yes, Hepatitis B is contagious. Hepatitis B is a serious liver disease caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV). The virus is found in the blood and body fluids of infected people. It is most often spread among adults through sexual contact, by sharing needles or drug paraphernalia, getting piercings or tattoos in an unsterile