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Diabetes numbers high in Fiji: Dr Tappoo

May 5, 2018 5:33 am

The increasing number of non-communicable disease like Diabetes for a small island nation like Fiji is shocking says Director of Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Medical Centre, Dr Krupali Tappoo.

She says the new Sai Medical Centre in Nasese once operational, will provide support for those living with diabetes so that they are able to control it.

“Our doctors will be managing diabetes. We are going to have nurses as well who are going to help out. Our goal is also to train some of these nurses to become diabetic educators. We know that diabetes is a life style disease, it’s not something you can cure or just fix, it is something you have to manage all your life.”

She says one in three people in Fiji have diabetes and this is a big concern.

She says the new medical centre will have diabetes specialist to screen diabetic patients and provide advice on how to control sugar level to address this issue.