Rainbow Hospital begins free screening to mark World Diabetes Day

Rainbow Hospital begins free screening to mark World Diabetes Day

As part of activities to mark the 2022 World Diabetes Day (WDD), Rainbow Specialist Medical Centre, a private hospital with focus on the management of diabetes and other endocrine and metabolism conditions, has commenced free diabetes screening and education for members of the public

In a statement signed by the Medical Director of the hospital, Dr. Afoke Isiavwe, the free diabetes screening which kicked off on Monday November 14, will last till Wednesday November 30 on week days (Mondays to Fridays) from 9am to 4pm  at the hospital premises  in Lekki phase 1. 

World Diabetes Day is marked worldwide by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) on November 14, every year.

The theme for diabetes awareness month and World Diabetes Day 2022 is “Education to protect tomorrow”, which the hospital says remains it’s core activity in it’s efforts to provide quality care for Nigerians living with diabetes while also creating awareness on it’s growing increase in the country. 

“We are therefore encouraging everyone including people living with diabetes and their family members to seize the opportunity of this exercise to know their status and how to care for people living with the condition.

“It’s also an opportunity for people to know their status, especially in view of findings that 1 out of every 2 persons living with diabetes do not know they have it. Yet, early detection of diabetes remains crucial in the prevention of deadly complications.

“Persons with uncontrolled diabetes will develop a wide range of complications linked with the disease, some of which could lead to lengthy hospital stays, blindness, foot amputation or death. 

“As we mark this year’s World Diabetes Day, we want persons living with diabetes to know that it can be controlled and should not be allowed to result in the numerous complications associated with it.

“The exercise will also serve as an avenue for them to have their feet checked to prevent the growing complication of diabetes foot. Not only that, it will provide access to basic information on how to live with the condition and stay healthy all year round”, the statement further said.


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