A Diabetes Support Centre has been inaugurated at the Suntreso Government Hospital in Kumasi
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At a ceremony to officially open the
He said diabetes was not curable but if well managed, one could live with it for a very long time.
According to him, having diabetes should not be seen as a death sentence and called on the public to seek medical help from the appropriate health care providers.
Nana Baafuor Dr Ossei Hyeamann Brantuo VI (in cloth), Asantehene’s Mawerehene, being assisted by the Danish Ambassador, Madam Tove Degnbol (middle), and Vinay Ransiwal (right), the General Manager, Middle Africa, Novo Nordisk, to cut the tape to inaugurate the Diabetes Support Centre at the Suntreso Government Hospital in Kumasi.
Using himself, as an example, he said he has been living with the disease for the past 25 years and said that with the right education and medication, one could live with the disease "till God calls you home."
He said gradually, the disease was assuming an alarming rate in the country with at least one out of every 10 Ghanaians suffering from it.
He advised against reporting to herbalists and prayer
Madam Tove Degnbol(right), the Danish Ambassador, and Nana Baafuor
According to him, there was a perception among Ghanaians that once one has been diagnosed
Some of the Diabetic patients who witnessed the new edifice could not hide their joy.
Madam Tove Degnbol, the Danish Ambassador, leading Nana Baafuor