Experts have said that a care-free attitude to diseases, owing to an overly belief in spiritual healing, is anti-healthy, warning that it puts peoples’ lives at risk, which may even cause sudden death.
Dr Folasade-Popoola Akinwumi, a specialist in treatment and management of diabetes, confirmed this at New Bodija in Ibadan at the weekend, noting that malaria, common cold and headache could be deceptive precursors of serious diseases.
She said that patients should not regard diabetes as a death verdict, noting that the dreaded disease could be managed to allow the patients enjoy a healthy and productive life.
The doctor, who is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Diabetes Educators, said that, if a patient quickly seeks medical attention immediately he or she starts experiencing symptoms of the disease, the diabetic could live a healthy life despite the disease.
She stressed the need to educate patients so that they can adjust emotionally to the disease.
Diabetic patients, for their own good, must learn to develop healthy eating habits, and incorporate physical activities into their daily routines, she added.
The CEO advised patients to regularly monitor their blood sugar to prevent diabetes complications, which could engender heart disease, blindness, kidney failure, impotency in men and nerve damage.
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