“I Have Battled With Diabetes For 35Yrs” Obasanjo Discloses.

Former Nigerian Head of State, General Olusegun Obasanjo has disclosed that he has been battling with diabetes for about thirty five years.

The former president disclosed this on Wednesday during the closing ceremony of the Ogun State Diabetes Youth Development Camp held in Abeokuta.

Obasanjo revealed that he went around with his drugs and testing kits so as to ensure he has the right blood sugar level.

He stressed that he was above 80 years and could engage in every activity despite being diabetic.

“I have been diagnosed with diabetes for more than 35 years now and here I am, I’m still going about, I’m still jumping up and down, I’m still doing many things many people of my age cannot do.

“Since I was diagnosed with diabetes, a number of my friends have died and the reason is that they just did not manage their diabetes the way they should manage it.

“It does not matter whether you are type one or type two, so far there is no cure for diabetes, maybe there will be a cure before I die, but I pray that there will be a cure before you die.

“You have to understand the type of food you should eat, you must completely abstain from sugar. The number of carbohydrates that you take must be watched.

“Don’t miss your drugs, in your own case, your insulin injection, I take my drugs along with me everywhere I go and I always check my blood sugar level regularly.

“Don’t let anybody put fear in your minds, diabetes, has no cure for now, but it can be managed.”

Obasanjo stated while advising the young patients maintained that diabetes is not a killer disease.

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