Tag Archives: Diabetes

Health personnel urged to sensitize public on diabetes

A Dietician at the Upper East Regional Hospital in Bolgatanga, Mr. Innocent Braimah, has called on health professionals to educate the public on diabetes as the disease has become one of the main causes of deaths in the area. According to him, diabetes was among the four top chronic diseases and was fast gaining grounds in the Region, especially among ...

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NHIS committed to diabetes care – E/Region Director

The National Health Insurance Authority has reiterated its commitment to ensuring people living with diabetes receive proper care and treatment under the scheme when they visit health facilities. Currently, over 3 million Ghanaians are living with diabetes, with Ghana ranked 6th in Africa among countries with high prevalence. Available statistics indicate that, a person dies from diabetes every 15 seconds ...

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Emotional toll of diabetes ‘needs more recognition’

Many people living with diabetes are struggling with related emotional problems – an issue that needs support and recognition, a charity says. Diabetes UK surveyed 8,500 people about diabetes and how it affected their daily life. Three in five said their condition made them feel down. Of those in employment, 16% felt discriminated against at work – and 7% had ...

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Diabetes, BP high at Dome market – Health directorate

It has emerged that about a high number traders at the Dome market in Accra screened were either suffering from hgh blood pressure or diabetes. Dr. Jarvis Abilla, a Medical Superintendent at the Ga South Municipal Hospital attributed the high rate to sedentary lifestyle of the traders at the market as well as their failure to go for regular medical checkup. ...

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Smartphone ‘orders’ body to treat diabetes

Scientists have used a smartphone to control the activity of the living cells inside an animal. The fusion of biology and technology was used to control blood sugar levels in mice with diabetes. The idea, described in Science Translational Medicine, could be applied to a wide range of diseases and drug treatments. And the Chinese researchers say the approach could ...

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Can sweat patches revolutionise diabetes?

Scientists have developed a sensor that can monitor blood sugar levels by analysing sweaty skin. But rather than a gym-soaked t-shirt, it needs just one millionth of a litre of sweat to do the testing. The team – in South Korea – showed the sensor was accurate and think it could eventually help patients with diabetes. And in extra tests ...

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