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World Diabetes Day: New IDF report reveals continued increase

Estimate shows 1 in 11 adults now live with diabetes – 10 million more cases than in 2015 Sanofi leads campaign in Nigeria with special walk, capacity building workshop for

FG, WDF set up 390 diabetes clinics nationwide

Sanofi holds diabetes summit The Federal Government said today it has, in partnership with the World Diabetes Federation (WDF), established about 390 diabetes clinics in different parts of the country

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Sanofi Diabetes Summit debuts on October 18

All is now set for the first Sanofi Diabetes Forum scheduled to hold in Lagos on Wednesday, October 18, General Manager and Country Chair, Sanofi Nigeria-Ghana, Folake Odediran announced earlier

High cost of drugs preventing diabetes control

Patients cry out at NHO Media Roundtable Seek government’s urgent intervention Nigerians living with diabetes today at the NHO media roundtable on diabetes cried out about the escalating cost of anti-diabetes

Vanguard hosts medical team for blood sugar screening

… large turnout by staff It was the turn of Vanguard,  a leading national daily, to host the medical team coordinated by Nigeria Health Online yesterday for the ongoing free

Blood glucose screening for journalists begins

* NHO partners Rainbow Specialist Hospital, Roche Diabetes Care, Eli Lilly, Pathcare as Nigeria gears up for WDD As part of activities marking the 2016 World Diabetes Day (WDD) Africa’s premier


Novo Nordisk launches diabetes awareness campaign

… Minister Urges Regular Check With statistic showing that 40,800 persons died of diabetes related-cases in Nigeria last year, the Minister of Health, Isaac F. Adewole, has urged adult Nigerians


Hope rising for diabetes management

… Daily insulin injection may soon give way to oral capsules   Every day, millions of people with diabetes worldwide have to inject themselves with insulin to manage their blood-sugar


Viagra could reduce risk of heart attack, new study shows

  Research shows it can save patients from heart attack Study of 6,000 diabetic patients reveals those taking the pill had less heart incidents than those who didn’t Cuts heart


NHO Diabetes Portal opens!

So you have diabetes? You are not alone! Have you been told by your doctor that you have diabetes? This could be devastating news for most people. But you know

US-based hospital to build diabetes facilities across Nigeria

…To train Nigerian doctors on diabetes treatment Hope may soon come the way of diabetes patients in Nigeria as a US-based hospital, PreHab Diabetes Services, has pledged to build hospitals


Diabetes patients must be involved in their own management – Olufemi-Ajayi

People living with diabetes must be involved in the management of their condition to be able to achieve good control of their blood sugar and prevent the numerous complications associated


Diabetes epidemic looms in Nigeria – Health Minister

… NMA says over 2m people are diabetic in the country ABUJA: Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole yesterday decried the growing rate of diabetes in the country, saying the

Diabetes: Enlighten Nigerians now, endocrinologist tells govt

As Nigeria joined the rest of the world to mark the World Heath Day yesterday, a consultant endocrinologist, a specialist physician who diagnoses and treats diseases related to the glands,

WHO out with first global report on diabetes

… says 422 million adults now live with it. The World Health Organisation (WHO) today released the first WHO Global Report on Diabetes showing that the number of people living


NHO holds media Roundtable Conference on diabetes

… Countdown begins on 2016 World Health Day activities To mark the 2016 World Health Day (WHD), Africa’s premier health online newspaper, Nigeria Health Online (NHO) is organizing a media

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More Nigerians develop diabetes mellitus foot

Caption: A Diabetes Mellitus foot Pa Emmanuel Dodoh never really paid any serious attention to his blood sugar level, least of all his feet, when he was diagnosed with diabetes

Women with Type 2 diabetes more at risk of coronary heart disease – Study

Women with Type 2 diabetes are twice as likely to have coronary heart disease compared to men, and may also need more frequent and intense physical activity to lower their

Killer in your fridge!

… Aspartame is sweet poison By  Ifeoma Okoye In October of 2001, my sister started getting very sick She had stomach spasms and she was having a hard time getting

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Physical inactivity and diabetes

Worldwide, people are less physically active: in the WHO European Region, one third of adults and two thirds of adolescents are insufficiently active. In consequence, physical inactivity has become a

WDD: 5m Nigerians adults have Diabetes

By Deo Akinbo As Nigeria prepares to join the rest of the world tomorrow to mark the 2015 World Diabetes Day (WDD), the Ministry of Health has disclosed that no

Deadly heart conditions to watch

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) claim about 17.3 million lives worldwide each year and the number is rising. It is expected that by 2030, about