Diabetes is a killer. According to data from the WHO the number of people with diabetes has risen from 108 million in 1980 to 422 million in 2014. Diabetes has been rising more rapidly in middle- and low-income countries. Diabetes is a major cause of blindness, kidney failure, heart attacks, stroke and lower limb amputation. In this video Dr. Susan Enjema Aweh – fondly known as Dr. SEA explains diabetes in simple terms.
A good portion of diabetes related complications occurs in low income settings which are usually uninformed due to low literacy rates. We thus hope to make a difference by addressing these issues in a language spoken by all; a lingua franca spoken by over 200 million people in Africa and the Carribean. The ever growing internet and mobile platforms is where we hope to meet some of them and others who can pass on the message.