Nigerians have been advised to embrace healthy eating and lifestyles to avoid lifestyle diseases such as diabetes.
This advice was given recently during the 5th edition of the annual Health Week of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka, which featured seasoned health experts including the Director of the university’s Medical Services and host Dr. Ramota Apampa; the Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee of Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, Prof. Femi Fasanmade; the Chairperson of UNILAG Medical Centre Management Board, Prof. Jane Ajuluchukwu, among others.
Professor Fasanmade, who was the guest speaker at the event with the theme; “Eat Healthy; Beat Diabetes,” centred his lecture on the causes, symptoms and treatment option for diabetes, emphasising the role of diet in the prevention and management of Diabetes Mellitus.
According to him, diabetes is a non-infectious lifestyle related disease which cannot be passed from one individual to the other as is the case with communicable diseases. He explained that the disease can arise as a result of genetics.
The consultant endocrinologist reiterated the importance of healthy eating to curb the development and management of diabetes.