World Diabetes Day

News in Brief 14 November 2018

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‘Make healthy choices’ urges UN agency, to prevent and manage chronic diabetes

The global prevalence of adult diabetes has nearly quadrupled since 1980, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday, World Diabetes Day, with the call to “eat healthily, be physically active and avoid excessive weight gain.”

Diabetes is a “problem of society” -WHO

Diabetes is not just a health issue, but a disease which concerns the whole of society, according to a spokesperson from the World Health Organisation (WHO).

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