Kumasi, Nov. 22, GNA
– A full of 21 adults out of 226 screened for diabetic issues in Kumasi, on this
year’s Earth Diabetic issues Working day, may possibly have shed possibly their limbs or life
prematurely, had they not participated in a absolutely free outdoor Diabetes Screening
They ended up uncovered to
be living with diabetic issues mellitus or variety 2 diabetic issues, with out their recognizing.
were offered very first line procedure and questioned to continue on with the procedure at the
This was for the duration of a
cost-free community outdoor screening programme, organized by the Diabetic issues Centre of
Excellence, a one particular-cease expert diabetes treatment hub at the Komfo Anokye
Teaching Clinic (KATH), the nation’s 2nd major referral centre.
screening occasions have been held at the Suame Gentle Industrial Place (Magazine) and
the Jubilee Park at Asem, all in metropolis, to commemorate the Planet Diabetes
Working day held globally under the topic “Family and Diabetes”, to emphasize on the
want for households to be supportive of victims in the family.
The situation also
targeted on boosting recognition about the results in of diabetes which incorporates,
relatives historical past, obesity and unhealthy existence among the other individuals.
The goal was to assist
create recognition of the metabolic sickness – one particular of the commonest and
debilitating non-communicable illnesses, with a high dying toll in the world,
generally described by clinical industry experts as the ‘silent killer’.
Dr. Osei Sarfo
Kantanka, Head of the Centre, in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA)
reported about 70 per cent of those possessing diabetic issues in sub-Saharan Africa, “do not
know they have the situation and this is owing to decrease screening and detection
detection has been observed to be vital in the procedure and administration of the
ailment, which when not diagnosed early ample, could guide to higher blood
This occurs when the
body’s pancreas produces as well little insulin or the insulin made cannot be
utilized properly by the physique to deliver electrical power, he reported.
When this occurs,
he said, the afflicted particular person stood the risk of possessing the liver, kidney, heart,
eye and nerves ruined, main in most circumstances to strokes and limb amputations.
contains frequent urination, thirst and hunger, fat decline, sores that would
not heal and intense fatigue, some others may have the disorder and may well not be
observant sufficient to know the signs or symptoms through early levels.
Dr. Sarfo named on
the public to generally go for frequent professional medical checks, cardio routines, do away
with smoking cigarettes and much too substantially alcoholic beverages whiles also having pretty very well to keep away from obesity
in equally adult and small children to protect against the situation.