How i have been managing diabetes for 35 years- Obasanjo reveals
Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has opened up on his battle with diabetes and how he has been managing it for 35 years.
President Obasanjo disclosed this on Wednesday during the closing ceremony of the Ogun State Diabetes Youth Development Camp held in Abeokuta.
He said, “I have been diagnosed with diabetes for more than 35 years now and here I am; I’m still going about; I’m still jumping up and down; I’m still doing many things that many people of my age cannot do.
“Since I was diagnosed with diabetes, a number of my friends have died and the reason is because they just did not manage their diabetes the way they should manage it.
“It does not matter whether you are type-1 or type-2, so far there is no cure for diabetes, maybe there will be a cure before I die.
“You have to understand the type of food you should eat; you must completely abstain from sugar. The amount of carbohydrates that you take must be watched.
“Don’t miss your drugs; in your own case, your insulin injection. I take my drugs along with me everywhere I go and I always check my blood sugar level regularly.
“Don’t let anybody put fear in your mind; diabetes has no cure for now, but it can be managed.” He advised.