Introduction: The healthcare system in Nigeria is divided into three tiers of primary, secondary and tertiary healthcare. Diabetes care is delivered at secondary and tertiary levels. Diabetes care in Ogun state is carried out at the secondary care level in
There is little formal diabetes care at the Primary Health tier in Nigeria. At that level, services have remained mainly focused on communicable diseases.
The Talabi Diabetes Centre is a community based facility in the rural community of Ishara in Western
Introduction: The goal of multidisciplinary diabetes care is to address the multifaceted needs of individuals living with diabetes by adopting a holistic approach for their management. It involves a carefully planned collaborative team work that provides support, education and care.
As important as the diet is in preventing diabetes, so it is in the treatment of individuals with diabetes. Some individuals with diabetes can control their diabetic state with dietary modification and exercise alone while others need to combine exercise
The World Diabetes Day (WDD) is celebrated on the 14th of November. It is a day that raises global awareness about diabetes. Through the public enlightenment activities associated with the celebration, people are intimated with the escalating rates of diabetes
Hypoglycaemia is very common in individuals with diabetes. If it is not quickly recognized and treated it can lead to permanent brain damage and even death. Drugs commonly used to treat diabetes like the various types of insulin injection; tablets
Cigarette smoking is one of the leading causes of avoidable death worldwide while diabetes has become one of the leading causes of ill health and death worldwide. While an individual with diabetes has a three-fold greater risk of dying from
Nerve damage is common in individuals with diabetes especially when the diabetes is of a long duration or the blood sugar level has been poorly controlled over time. Symptoms that can be experienced include numbness in the legs, feet and
Diabetes can lead to long-term complications in the eyes, nerves, kidneys and other organs of the body, hence the need for close self monitoring by people with diabetes in addition to close monitoring carried out by healthcare givers. This close
Regular exercise is a very important part of the treatment of diabetes. Individuals with diabetes should however consult with their healthcare providers so that they can have some medical examinations carried out on them before starting an exercise schedule. This