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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Implement the recommendations Mr. President

The nation is eagerly awaiting this report to have a glimpse of what the recommendations are like, possibly for further debate. Mr. President, it’s our ardent hope that true to your promises, the public will have an opportunity to peruse the report and see if it reflects their interests as the Commission went around the length and breadth of the country collecting views of the people with some choosing to write to the Commission’s...

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