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About 1.6 million Angolans have diabetes

At least 1.6 million Angolans, out of a total of 25 million, suffer from diabetes, informed the minister of Health, Sílvia Lutucuta, in Luanda, quoted by Angop

The minister provided this information at the opening of the 1st symposium on diabetes, with the motto “Nurses make a difference: Funding and education are vital for health professionals to contribute to the fight against the disease”, within the scope of World Health Day. Diabetes, marked yesterday.

The official explained that, in addition to the high number of people with diabetes, the disease is associated with serious complications, such as blindness, amputation of the lower limbs, acute myocardial infarction, stroke and kidney failure, therefore requiring , the implementation of public policies for prevention and control, to reduce its effects.

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