Nearly 30,000 Batswana are diabetic

Activisties on World Diabetes Day
Activisties on World Diabetes Day

At least 20,600 Batswana or roughly three percent of the adult population, suffers from diabetes with a lot more going undiagnosed.

This was revealed by Dr Aderonke Oyewo during the World Diabetes Day commemoration at Molapo Piazza on Saturday.

She said the figures emphasised the need for urgent action.  “Diabetes is more than a health issue and requires definitive policy action across many sectors,” she added.

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