According to international diabetes news, over two million people in Kenya now have diabetes . Urban Kenyans are thought to be more susceptible to the disease due to the erosion of traditional living and eating habits.
A large part of the diabetes problem in Kenya is thought to be down to a lack of physical exercises and high consumption of eating junk food. The Public Health minister of Kenya, Beth Mugo, claimed that local studies show a prevalence of diabetes between 2.7 and 14 per cent in rural and urban areas respectively.
Dr. Shahnaaz Sharif, the director of Public Health and Sanitation reportedly commented: “This could even go higher since majority of those who have the disease are yet to be diagnosed. People in towns are more likely to suffer from diabetes because of their poor eating habits and lack of physical exercise .”

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