The Ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo says for over thirty years he has been living with the Diabetes and the disease is not affecting his daily activities.
The Ex-president, who led hundreds of people on road walk in order to create awareness in Abeokuta, disclosed that he was diagnosed of diabetes over 30 years ago but said the condition has not affected his daily activities because of proper management of it, such as exercise and strict adherence to prescribed drugs for Diabetes.
He added that his primary school Headmaster was also diagnosed with diabetes at the age of 50 but managed to live up to 85 years, following adequate management of the sickness.
According to him, diabetes does not kill if it is properly managed, but only bares its fangs and kills those who do not give a damn about it.
Obasanjo who was accompanied in the road walk by the Oluwo of Iwoland, Oba AbdulRasheed Akanbi from Osun State, the Ogun State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Babatunde Ipaye, and members of the Diabetes Association of Nigeria (DAN), lamented that many of the nation’s youth rarely exercise to remain fit.
He urged Nigerians, particularly those living with diabetes, to engage in regular exercise, use prescribed drugs faithfully and watch their diet to avoid being knocked down by diabetic disease.