A Diabetes Nurse Educator at the Okomfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi, Mr Agnes Owusu Boateng has warned the diabetic patients to eat low-carbohydrate foods to avoid serious complications.
The Deputy Nursing Officer at KATH Diabetes Center says individuals at risk for diabetes can lower their blood glucose (sugar) without medication if they take less carbohydrate foods.
Speaking as a resource person on the “Apomuden Ahotoso” a health program on the Kumasi based OTEC 102.9 FM on Sunday November 6, 2022 Mrs Agnes Boateng emphasized that “one of the best ways to fight diabetes was to eat foods that will help keep your blood sugar (glucose) levels in check”.
She however expressed worry over how some self-acclaimed experts tend to stop diabetic patients from taking carbohydrate foods entirely, adding that diabetic patients can take carb foods but at a reduced way.
“Researchers found that people who followed a low-carb diet for at least six months saw a greater drop in hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c), a marker for blood glucose levels, compared to people who ate their usual diet”. She told the host, Cate Appiah Boateng, Radio Nurse.
World Diabetes Day
Ghana will on Friday November 11 join the rest of the world to mark this year’s World Diabetes Day.
Ahead of the celebration, OTEC FM’s Health desk lead by Mrs Cate Appiah Boateng has dedicated all activities on their show for diabetes education in the entire month of November.
The theme for World Diabetes Day 2022, “Education to Protect Tomorrow”, aimed at creating awareness since educating the public can play a huge role in managing and controlling the condition.