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Today Is World Diabetes Day

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WRITTEN BY IFEANYI NWOSU
As the world marks World Diabetes Day, a Medical Consultant at Chukwuemeka Odimegwu Ojukwu University (COOU), Amaku Awka, Dr Chidiebele Ezeude, has charged Nigerians,

especially expectant mothers to maintain regular Diabetes check.
Speaking in Awka, Dr Ezeude noted that poor medical care of affected pregnant mothers could have negative effects on the unborn child.

He stated that creating awareness on Diabetes in pregnant women is very important because it is the cause of many complications including death of the unborn child and highlighted the effects Diabetes could have on a new born child to include, overweight, heart defects, kidney defects, and other complications.

World Diabetes Day is the global awareness campaign day on diabetes mellitus, which is celebrated on November 14 each year.

The day was launched in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) in response to the increase in Diabetes cases around the world.

The theme for this year's celebration is: “Women and Diabetes, our right to healthy living”.

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