Alarming!Many Malawians battling diabetes

Malawians are facing a health epidemic as officials from government are expressing concern that diabetes is rising fast in Malawi and could surpass malaria as a major killer if not checked.

Diabetis disease continues to rise in Malawi

Diabetis disease continues to rise in Malawi

The true horrifying scale of which is only just becoming apparent, the prevalence rate of the disease has shot up to six percent from one per cent in the 1960s.

Kapande Masiye, Programme manager of Non Communicable Diseases in the ministry of Health said diabetes is rampant among Malawians which can rob them of their eyesight, their limbs, their kidneys and eventually their lives.

“Diabetis was previously viewed as the disease of the affluent, the rich, the powerful and famous but not now. It is no longer a disease for urban dwellers,” said Masiye.

He said studies show that diabetes is higher in rural areas among poor people.

Masiye therefore said there was need to sensitise people both in urban and rural areas on right food which people must eat to avert the prevalence of the disease.

If not detected early, diabetes can lead to leg amputation, loss of eye sight and kidney failure among other effects. The world was on Wednesday commemorating non communicable day.

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Kangamire Zowazowa
Becareful with this unsubstantiated statistics. Once the alarm is raised and our stupid leaders and stupid medical doctors accept help in their slumber, you will see the influx of new medications and researchers in Malawi. The reality is diabetis is a serious disease that western medical institutions have not found a vaccine and cure for. There are a milliard of research and medications waiting to be tested in humans before the FDA in USA and other jurisdictions can accept and start administering at huge revenue implications for Pfizer and others. You will be guanea pigs just like we were for… Read more »

yes panopa ndiye zikupasa matha kumene alot of our friends are dying diabates pls Boma do something

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We should change our diet. Nsima causes diabetes, hypertension, poor IQ, Malaria, HIV/AIDS, TB and domestic violence, short hieght. Just look at our friend who eat Rice? No need for research!!!!


yes, ppo really need to check on the food they eat. be vegetarian, eat whole none processed foods, do exercises, drink lots of water, don’t snack between meals, rest 6-8 hrs a day, & u say bye to diabetes.

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