How would it feel to not be eating sugar yet, you visit the hospital and are told you have diabetes?
With the upcoming World Diabetes Day, the Director of the Kidney Health International (KHI) Dr Elliot Koranteng Tannor has begun a massive crusade to create awareness about the condition.
This campaign received a massive boost with a free blood sugar test exercise carried out at the Family Chapel International in Kumase, Sunday afternoon.
The exercise ended with approximately 300 members of the Family Chapel International at Susuanso, in Kumasi getting tested.
The exercise was part of the NGO’s way of marking the upcoming World Diabetes Day which falls on November 14 each year.
The NGO has been an active advocate for preventive health and has taken it upon itself to provide screening exercises and health talks to groups and organizations with the aim of equipping the Ghanaian populace and beyond on adequate knowledge in the bid to preventing certain chronic diseases, especially those related to kidney disease.
Responding to the exercise, leaders and members of the church took turns to go through the testing exercise.
Examining the results, Dr Elliot Koranteng Tannor, Director of the KHI and other Doctors who volunteered to join the exercise took time to explain to attendants what the numbers of their results meant and what they needed to do to keep their blood sugar within the normal range to stay healthy.
According to statistics from the World Health Organization (WHO), among every ten people, one is living with Diabetes.
World Diabetes Day is therefore marked across the globe to raise awareness about Diabetes. This year’s theme for the day is “The nurse and diabetes”
Enjoy some of the pictures from the exercise.