Dr. Thereza Piloya-Were gave advised to parents and requested them for a blood sugar test for their children when they take their children to the hospital.
According to Dr. Thereza Piloya-Were, a Ugandan pediatric endocrinologist, this would rule out or verify the presence of diabetes and will help out with premature interventions.
She explained that she have seen even a day-old child with a sure type of diabetes that also wanted insulin.
Dr. Piloya-Were also said that at the educational and wellness camp for young people with diabetes dubbed: ‘Pamoja’ in Accra.
The Pamoja camp, which was organized by Diabetes Youth Care, a Ghanaian NGO with support from Sonia Nabeta Foundation, a Ugandan NGO, aims at educating, empowering and inspiring children with Type 1 diabetes.
The programme brought together eighty three youth from Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda and would encourage the youth to work together on a ordinary agenda and teach them on support.
Dr. Piloya-Were said Uganda has achieved a lot in terms of identifying diabetes in children, adding that in Uganda, “now every child admitted at the emergency unit is tested to be sure of the blood sugar.
She mentioned that they have moved from thinking that there were only about one hundred children with diabetes in Uganda to a database of one thousand children with diabetes.
Dr. Piloya-Were further explained that in the past, the Ugandan doctors used to think that diabetes was a “white man’s” disease and so did not have much information in treatment of it.
Copyright © 2019 Ghanalive.TV. All Rights Reserved.