May 1, 2016

Diabetes has claimed many lives in Uganda and more people continue to succumb to the disease. What formerly used to be known as a rich man’s disease, now affects people from all social classes and age groups, writes Rebecca Nalunga

Diabetes is not a new disease in Uganda, but it is certainly becoming a big threat. Commonly believed to be a rich man’s disease, it has sunk its fangs deep into the populace, rich and poor alike.

Studies by the Ministry of Health in 2011, based on clinical visits, showed that in the past 10 years, the disease had increased five-fold.

 

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