World Diabetes Day: Lions Club Urges Government To Create More Awareness On Disease.... Offers free screening exercise

The Lions Club has  urged government at different levels to create more awareness on Diabetes and mobilize citizens  to undergo regular tests,  in order to reduce rising human fatalities as a result of the disease.

According to the President of Lagos New Century Lions Club, Oluwatoyin Omange said, calls for creation of more awareness on the disease had becomes more important due to increasing number of people who were succumbing to the disease owing to lack of knowledge.

She disclosed this while speaking with journalists on activities lined up for her Club's Investiture and Charter Presentation schedule to hold on November 18 at Lagos Country Club,, Ikeja GRA, Lagos .
Omange said her club will join other Clubs in Region 2 to mark 2018 World Diabetes day by providing free Diabetes Screening  exercise  to general public on Saturday ,  November 17,  at  Oba Salami Health Care Centre, Onayande St, Fadeyi ,  Yaba, Lagos.

Adding that the free medical services will also include, BP check ,Vision check and free eye glasses, Health talk and Consultation. The exercise will commence 9.00 am, bearing in mind that the diabetes screening is most effective on empty stomach.

The club president while  enjoining residents and general public to come out enmasse to get tested and also take advantage of the health talk and free consultation , said regular diabetes tests enabled those with the disease to receive proper medication and live longer.

“Most people relate diabetes to the consumption of sugary products, which is wrong. In some cases we have hereditary victims of the disease while others get it mainly from eating habits.

"The decision to organise the free diabetes screening was borne out of desire to ensure the scourge is tamed, Diabetes has become a silent serial killer, many still keep playing to the gallery about it, many more are not even aware of their status talkless of taking steps to start taking precautionary measures, the disease is currently ravaging Africa and Nigeria has millions of patients of both types 1&2", She said.

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