Obasanjo Says Diabetes Patients Could Live Up To 100 Years
Former president Olusegun Obasanjo has said that diabetes patients could live up to 100 years, if they manage the disease well.
Many of diabetes patients, according to Obasanjo, died early due to carelessness or lack of information on how to manage the disease.
Obasanjo spoke on the issue on Sunday, while addressing the gathering during the novelty match organized by the Olusegun Obasanjo Foundation, at the MKO Abiola Stadium, Abeokuta.
The football match between the All Stars football club of Abeokuta and former Super Eagles stars, including Mutiu Adepoju and Segun Odegbami, is part of events lined up by the foundation to mark the 2022 diabetes day.
Obasanjo who revealed that he had been living with diabetes for over 40 years, warns that the disease was not curable but could be managed.
According to the former President, after over 40 years of managing diabetes, he is still fit and active, advising other patients to know what they should do and not do in order to prolong their lives.
Meanwhile, activities lined up by the Olusegun Obasanjo foundation to mark the 2022 world’s diabetes day, continued on Monday with free NCD, diabetes and eye screening for all Nigerians.
The free screening which continues till Wednesday, November 16, will hold from 9am to 5pm daily at the amphitheatre of Olusegun Obasanjo presidential library, Kuto, Abeokuta.
There will be distribution of free recommended glasses between Monday, November 14 and Wednesday, November 16, from 9am to 5 pm daily at the amphitheatre.
According to the release by the chief executive officer of the foundation, Doctor Olalekan Makinde, there will also be free eye surgeries from Wednesday, November 16 to Sunday, November 20 for up to 300 people.
Also, there will be a day seminar on diabetes; prevention and management: ‘education to protect tomorrow’ with relevant stakeholders in attendance and Dons in the subject areas as speakers, and Obasanjo as the chief host and many dignitaries.