11.2 MILLION NIGERIANS LIVING WITH DIABETES, SAYS ASSOCIATION
Written by Oyebamiji Idowu on November 14, 2023
The Diabetes Association of Nigeria says no about 11.2 million Nigerians are presently living with the disease.
President of the association, Dr Alkali Mohammed, made the disclosure in Abuja at an event to commemorate the 2023 World Diabetes Day (WDD).
The WDD is a day set aside by the United Nations to draw public attention to the need for action to fight the menace of diabetes.
Mr Mohammed explained that out of the 11.2 million Nigerians living with diabetes, 90 per cent of them had type 2, adding that the disease could affect any part of the body.
He also disclosed that about 537 million people were recorded living with the disease globally.