Regular Exercise can control Diabetes
The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole has said that healthy life style which involves balance diet and regular exercise can control diabetes.
The Minister made this revelation on Monday 14th November, 2016 in his message to Nigerians on World Diabetes Day. The United Nation Organization sets aside 14th November of every year as Word Diabetes Day.
Adewole said that Federal Government was committed to increase awareness on Diabetes and how to control it.
He said: “Federal Government is committed to step up advocacy to create awareness that diabetes is preventable if people change their life style. When you watch what you eat, when you exercise regularly you can definitely stay away from diabetes, but in case you discovered that you have it, you can manage it.”
The Minister urged the general public to enroll with National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) as such would reduce the cost any medication. Adewole also encouraged members of the public to go for diabetics screening to know their status.
He further stressed that diabetes is preventable and can only be prevented through healthy life style.