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Call to monitor diabetics

Dawn Gibson
Friday, March 28, 2014

DIABETICS in Fiji have a 40 per cent chance of potentially developing end-stage kidney disease (ESKD), says Dr Joji Malani.

He said in light of this figure, people needed to have better control over what they consumed — the right diet and a proportionate amount of exercise daily were the main ways to prevent diabetes.

"If you have diabetes, then you have a 40 per cent chance that you may advance into ESKD over time and this again emphasises the issue that people in high risk groups should be monitored and evaluated regularly," he said.

"Eat well (fresh fruits and vegetables) and keep active (30 minutes of moderate regular exercises), keep a good level of cholesterol, maintain healthy weight for your height, be a non-smoker and drink good amounts of water daily."

Dr Malani suggested that as a first step, people at high risk should be approached and spoken to about the reality of kidney problems.

"We should start by asking people who are high risk for kidney disease to be evaluated.

"Also for people who have urinary symptoms and difficulties and for anyone who is concerned for some reason or the other that they may have underlying kidney disease."








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