By Bola Kougbe
Tunde Banuso, former Chief Medical Director, State Hospital, Ota, Ogun state, has advised Nigerians on the importance of regular checkups, as the World Diabetes Day is marked globally.
Banuso said that early detection of diabetes and other life threatening diseases enhances their control.
According to him, there is a need to reduce the intake of carbonates into the body to prevent untimely death.
“The number of casualties recorded from cases of diabetes and other deadly diseases can be reduced to the barest minimum, if Nigerians can be cautious and regulate what they eat,’’ Banuso said.
The former medical boss urged Nigerians to stay healthy by engaging in regular exercises and sugar level test.
Inaugurated in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), and the World Health Organization (WHO), the WDD, is celebrated every November 14 to curb the escalating health threat posed by the disease.