Two million people with diabetes in Sri Lanka

Mon, 09 Nov 2009
According to diabetes news reports, as many as two million people suffer from diabetes in Sri Lanka. In tangent with diabetes news reports from Kenya, there is disparity between rural and urban areas, but diabetes in Sri Lanka is thought to be expanding in both.

Dr. Kusum Abrew, a Professor of Pharmacology attached to the Medical Faculty of Colombo University, concerned about the influence of the disease on vital organs. Diabetes complications include visual impairness, diabetic neuropathy, and coronary disease.

Meanwhile, Dr. Pujitha Wickramasinghe, reportedly commented: "You could prevent this disease by maintaining the weight of the body in preparation to your height, curtailing consumption of sugar and oily food and engaging in proper exercise and avoiding stress. Grain-food, vegetables, fruit and food containing fibre should be essentially included in the meals."
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