[Local News]Diabetes kills only careless people – Obasanjo

Former president, chief Olusegun Obasanjo, says that diabetes only kills those who arecareless about its treatment.Obasanjo made the statement on Friday, November 24, in Abeokuta when he led hundreds of people on a road walk to sensitise the populace on the disease and how tomanage it.

The road walk was organised by the southwest zone of the Diabetes Association of Nigeria (DAN) in collaboration with the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL),to mark the 2017 World Diabetes Day.The two kilometre walk which began at the OOPL, passed through MKO Abiola Way with 15 minutes stop-over at the premises of Sunny Yinka Oil before terminating at the take-off point.The former president was joined on the walk by the Oluwo of Iwoland, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi, Commissioner for Health in Ogun, Dr Babatunde Ipaye and ChiefExecutive Officer of the Olusegun Obasanjo Foundation, Dr Olalekan MakindeAccording to Obasanjo, if a person with diabetes takes care of himself, he will discoverthat “diabetes is not a killer disease.”Obasanjo lamented the fact that many youths in the country rarely exercised, saying that because of his lifestyle, in spite of his age, he was still agile and fit.“Diabetes is not a disease that should kill. I was diagnosed to be diabetic more than 30 years ago but rather I am growing stronger.“If you don’t believe I am growing strong and you didn’t witness this walk, come and see me at night, you will know

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