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Diabetics urged to stick to prescribed medications

Dr. Francis Appiah.
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By Franklin ASARE-DONKOH

A Specialist Obstetrician-Gynecologist at the First-Class Hospital, Dr. Francis Appiah, has admonished diabetics to adhere to prescribed medications by qualified medical professionals at all times.

The Specialist Obstetrician-Gynecologist again cautioned the public, especially diabetics, to avoid self-medication.

He said diabetes should not be seen as a curse but as a curable and controlled disease.

Dr. Appiah made this known in an interview with GBC Ghana Online at Assin Nsuta in the Assin South District of the Central Region.

He explained that diabetes can be cured or controlled when prescribed measures are followed.

In addition, the Specialist Obstetrician-Gynecologist charged diabetics to be mindful of what they eat, when to eat, and also eat well to avoid unpleasant situations.

He explained that diabetes occurs as a result of a defect in the pancreas when the body is not able to utilize insulin.

According to Dr. Appiah, untreated high blood sugar can damage one’s nerves, eyes, kidneys, and other organs.

He, therefore, advocated that people should not wait till they are sick before visiting the hospital, recommending routine checkups.

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