Diabetes: Easy steps to managing this disease.
Cases of diabetes have increased and at least half of those living with the disease remain undiagnosed.
According to the most recent Kenya Demographic and Heath Survey, the percentage of people reported to have the disease increased after the age of 40 for both men and women.
During a Diabetes Awareness Open Day at Aga Khan University Hospital recently, Nancy Kunyiha, a diabetologist endocrinologist at the hospital noted the escalation of the cases and here tackles the most frequently asked questions as raised in the forum on the subject.
The type of carbohydrates you eat as well as serving portions is important. Focus on whole grain carbohydrates instead since they are high in fibre and are digested slowly, keeping blood sugar levels more even. Sugary foods should be avoided.