The Governor made the call while Flagging off Free Diabetes Test and Treatment at the premises of the Adamawa -German Medical Center Yola to mark 2017 world diabetes day
Governor Muhammed Jibrilla urged diabetes patient to eat food recommended to them by medical personnel " we advise people to always ensure that they check their status in order to get medical treatment", pointingout that Diabetes is a disease that is curable if it's status known in time.
The Governor also explained that his administration has given priority to Health sector as massive rehabilitation of Health institutions were being undertaken across the state.
He also lauded the efforts of the Committee on Health of the State House of Assembly for the support being extended to the Executive arm in terms of implementation of the Health care delivery programmes.
Dr Fatima Atiku added that Diabetes is a common disease and advised that people to always get tested on routine basis in view of the complications of the disease to human life.
Also in his Goodwill message, the Adamawa State Chairman of the Diabetes Association of Nigeria Dr. Muhammed Arabi Tukur said about One Hundred and Fifty Million people were being affected by Diabetes World wide out of which One Hundred and Five Million are Women who suffer most from the disease.
He explained that Diabetes is a chronic metabolic disorder that resulted to a very complicated and serious disease, and urged people to check for their status.
BY: Yunusa Abdullahi
Government House, Yola