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Help poor countries to manage diabetes

Published:Monday | November 16, 2020 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam:

A lot of people across the world are affected by diabetes, and many of them in developing and poor countries are dying annually.

It is important to help poor countries to develop healthcare systems that respond to the challenges caused by diabetes. Treatments for people with type 1 diabetes include insulin pumps and islet cell transplant. Using an insulin pump can be a good alternative to injecting with an insulin pen. It can give you more flexibility to manage diabetes. Type 2 diabetes can be treated using medication which helps to manage blood sugar levels. Proper diet and exercise is also beneficial in managing diabetes.

Weight loss can put type 2 diabetes into remission. If poor countries are supported technically and financially, the number of people dying of diabetes globally can be significantly reduced.

HANDSEN CHIKOWORE

Stockwell,

United Kingdom

hchikowore@hotmail.com