When it comes to Nigerians and diabetes, it is almost a matter of witchcraft and unseen forces.
In this time of human awareness and development it is amazing how a lot of Nigerians still thinks.
Despite their claim to civilisation their outlook towards issues of health is still caught up in the web of mental confusion and superstitions.
A lot of them are so uninformed that diabetes is still seen as a monster despite the fact that as a disease it can be managed.
A lot are oblivious of the fact that diabetes is often time a product of our bad lifestyle.
They are blind to the fact that their diet is a primary cause. They see their overweight condition as some kind of achievement.
Ignorant to the fact that being overweight is associated to diabetes and can worsen the condition.
When it comes to Nigerians and diabetes, it is matter of ignorance and unhealthy habits.
Get informed, embrace exercises and drop the excess body weight and that diabetes would begin to loose its tight grip.
It vexes me when I come across a young Nigerian with access to Google and yet would tie health conditions to the supernatural when they are still living by unhealthy habits.
I wonder why they still find it hard to research their problems, understand the cause associated to it before making conclusions.
When it comes to diabetes, weight reduction and exercises can get you very close to a more healthy profile.
Even if you find it hard to follow other diabetes health tips. Believe me when I tell you this, the recovery road towards a life free from diabetes issues begins with weight reduction.
Nigerians And diabetes go hand in hand because Nigerians and too much weight gain is too closely knitted.
Our foods are predominantly carbs, minus the regular exercises that could have made it less hazardous.
Thus with every plate consumed is a mile closer to a life riddled by diabetes symptoms.
By losing weight, people with type 2 diabetes can become less insulin resistant, and they’re able to use insulin better.
Weight loss is a common recommendation for treatment for type 2 diabetes and as a nigerian with diabetes you should consider doing the same.
Loosing some body weight can make it easier to control your blood glucose level.
And don’t forget the need to exercise. Even though I will not be going deep in that, be informed that you should exercise regularly for better blood sugar control and to reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
Exercises will help you muscles to use up a lot if glucose in your system which of course is a good thing.
When it comes to Nigerians and diabetes, we shouldn’t allow it to be a thing shrouded in mystery.