Diabetic society formed in North

Diabetic society formed in North

MEMBERS of the public who have been diagnosed with diabetes can now join the recently formed Oshakati Diabetic Association.

The initiator of the project, Dr Mathew Mojekwu, a private practitioner at Oshakati, explained that it is a non-profit, voluntary association of people who have diabetes. “They meet to create a sense of community and communality of their disease and share experiences about living with diabetes,” Mojekwu said.He told The Namibian that the official launch of the Association would take place as soon as they had finalised its structure.Mojekwu added that Oshakati was well suited for such an association, because of its central location.”Oshakati has adequate facilities to carry out the regular activities of its members such as telecommunications, literary materials accessible to professional personnel and infrastructures.It does not matter what type of diabetes a person has, type one or two.”Membership is open to people of any given community.Literacy is also not a prerequisite for enrolment,” said Mojekwu.He added that medical doctors, nurses, pharmacists and physiotherapists could be members of the association if they were diabetics, but mostly play the role of facilitators or promoters of the activities of the Association.The association would see to it that its members shared information about healthy life styles, including ideal body weight, eating healthy food, daily exercise and educated members about the dangers of smoking.”They meet to create a sense of community and communality of their disease and share experiences about living with diabetes,” Mojekwu said.He told The Namibian that the official launch of the Association would take place as soon as they had finalised its structure.Mojekwu added that Oshakati was well suited for such an association, because of its central location.”Oshakati has adequate facilities to carry out the regular activities of its members such as telecommunications, literary materials accessible to professional personnel and infrastructures.It does not matter what type of diabetes a person has, type one or two.”Membership is open to people of any given community.Literacy is also not a prerequisite for enrolment,” said Mojekwu.He added that medical doctors, nurses, pharmacists and physiotherapists could be members of the association if they were diabetics, but mostly play the role of facilitators or promoters of the activities of the Association.The association would see to it that its members shared information about healthy life styles, including ideal body weight, eating healthy food, daily exercise and educated members about the dangers of smoking.

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