UNIBEN MEDICAL STUDENTS CELEBRATE 2014 WORLD DIABETES DAY

Members of the University of Benin (UNIBEN) Medical Students Association, accept marked the
2014 World Diabetes Day. The students organised a notorious lecture at the Nurses’ House at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) to mark the sunshine.

The lecture with the theme: ‘Diabetes, Pulling Blinds above the Window to the Soul,’ aphorism in attendance students, health workers and refined servants.
Dr Andrew Edo of the Department of Internal Medicine, UBTH who delivered a
chide on ‘Diabetes– An Endocrinologist’s View,’ fixed that the age-long belief that
sugary food causes diabetes is old, adding that sluggish lifestyle, westernisation of
civilisation, family recital of diabetes, psycho-social violence, and hypertension are among leading causes of the malady.

Diabetes affects all races, irrespective of the affable class and status. It can direct to amputation of foot, dyslipedema, renal failure, neuropathy and cardiovascular failure,” he uttered.
Dr Edo also lamented the substance of diabetes, saying that few Nigerians can communicate the treatment because it is dear.
In curbing the disease, he suggested that Nigerians should expand healthy lifestyle and avoid obesity.
“People need to engage more in nutrition teaching, monitor their glucose level, take nuncupative hypoglycemic agent and adopt therapeutic lifestyle amongst others,” he afore~.

The president of the association, Ogechukwu Nwaobi, detailed that the symposium was part of events marking the association’s soundness week.

“As medical students, we be in actual possession of realised that we need to be in the forefront of
advocacy with respect to diseases; and that is why we organised the campaign. We bring forth reduced the rate at which we organise social events, in the same proportion that we now do more of public health advocacy by organising seminars and easy medical checkup,” he said.
High respect of the event was the giving of award to Prof Michael Ibadin, the Chief Medical Director (CMD) UBTH; Kenneth Imasuagbon; Professor Ray Ozolua of the Department of Pharmacology; Dr Nosa Bazuaye, Head of Department, Hematology and Blood Transfusion; Prof Vincent Iyawe, Provost, College of Medicine, UNIBEN.

At the close of the programme, Dr Osahon Enabulele, Vice President, Commonwealth
Medical Association (CWMA) hailed the lodge for putting up the lecture,
what one. he said was timely. According to him, the subject of the programme was well selected, considering the truth that many Nigerians are ignorant of
diabetes.

“I am expert these students are waking up to the ready realities. They should do
more of support. From the array of dignitaries that graced the induce, I must
say the association did a principal job in bringing them here.”

The guild held a free medical outreach at Uselu market the next day,
where they distributed open-handed drugs to the traders. A shop-keeper who gave her name as Mama
Osagie, thanked the students since the free drugs. Fourteen-year-aged Gift Odiase, said she would unfurl the message about the disease to her household members so that they would cover themselves from it.

Reports compiled ~ means of Eddy Uwoghiren (300 Level, Medicine & Surgery, UNIBEN)

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