Group takes diabetes outreach, screening exercise to Lagos residents
To mark the International Day of People Living with Diabetes, the International Association of Lions Club, a group committed to promoting the civic, cultural, social, and moral welfare of communities, has taken a diabetes awareness campaign and screening exercise to about 95,000 residents in Lagos.
According to the club, the initiative was aimed at reducing the number of people that could suffer from diabetes, help those who were already suffering from the disease to live a more healthy life, and prevent those who have been infected from getting it.
Speaking at the flag-off of activities for the initiative, District Governor, District 404B1, Lions Clubs, Oluremi Lynda Odunmbaku, said diabetes had become endemic among the people and would take time to combat, noting that Nigeria is running against time in putting an end to the scourge.
She said the government was doing its best to fight the disease but cannot afford to provide treatment for everyone because of the kind of country Nigeria is, noting that the Club has made it a duty to take care of the low income earners and disadvantaged population, who were suffering from the disease.