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Hello and welcome back!Last week, we looked at Diabetes Mellitus (DM), a condition where the body is unable to make use of sugar derived from the food we eat either due to the total lack of insulin or ineffective insulin action.This week, we look at what next after diagnosis Google image What should I expect?So, you have been diagnosed with DM. What next? Is that the end of life? NO. Please take a deep breath and tell yourself, there is life after DM. Brace yourself for the future.Diabetes cannot be cured. It is for life, so please, avoid anybody who…

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My name is Kofi Baboni, 28years old. In recent times, I have noticed that I am losing weight despite the fact that my appetite has been normal. Some days, I actually eat more than I usually do. I am also always thirsty, drinking several bottles of water and in return, I spend a great part of my day traipsing to and from the urinal.😔Recently, I was screened at a medical outreach organized by my church and my sugar level was found to be 22mmol/l.😳😳 It was explained to me that I had developed diabetes and had to undergo further testing…

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It was a normal day at the OPD and yours truly was poised to save lives💪🏾. Then entered a young man, who sat across from me gently and looked shyly into my face. After the initial buildup of rapport, the patient gave his presenting complaint as headache. I asked him a series of questions to try and make a diagnosis but I only got more confused the longer we spoke. As I engaged him in conversation, my confusion got worse🙃 but the Holy Spirit was at work… hallelujah!!! 😆 I suddenly had a “light-bulb moment” 💡(brofo) which led me to…

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Pregnancy is a gift from God as is safe delivery.Following the delivery of the baby, there are usually moments of mixed feelings for the mother, especially first-time mothers, as well as the rest of the family.The story was no different in my case. Thanks be to God, after the usual problems associated with the first 3 months, my health vastly improved. I was a very active pregnant woman to the very day of delivery. I anxiously awaited the birth of my son. The day finally came. It was uneventful until about 11 am when I started experiencing waist pain that…

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Hello and welcome back to my blog.🥰 Last week, we had an interesting read on hypertension, the different types of hypertension, and how to correctly measure BP. This week we will delve a bit deeper. If you didn’t read the previous post, click here https://hectoriaawekeya.com/dying-in-silence/ to catch up. Factors that increase your chances of getting hypertension.The risk factors for hypertension is quite tall so I will stick to 5 common ones in our settings:1. Family history: If your mum, dad, sibling, etc has /had hypertension, you are more likely to develop hypertension. As one senior Doctor I work with put it;…

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Hello, everyone!!! Welcome to October, the pink month. The Breast Cancer Awareness month. Before we have our featured article for this month, I share with you the true story of Shonica and Beniecia ( both breast cancer survivors) to let you know that there is definitely hope and life after a breast cancer diagnosis. The catch is however early detection. Shonica Jones was the first person in her family to graduate from college. Once she had her nursing degree, she thought she was done with school. But when her daughter, Beniecia Barnett, grew up and became a nurse as well,…

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3 years ago, my elder sister, then 41 years old, traveled to Egypt in search of greener pastures. All was well for the first 2 years until she called in distress one night. She told me of how she’d had this boil in her breast for the past 4 years and was managing with herbal preparations while she was in Ghana😭. Which boil last more than 4 weeks ooo 🤦🏾♀️Due to her travel, she could not continue with the herbal drugs in Egypt. She later noticed that the affected breast had become way smaller than the other breast. She mentioned…

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3 years ago, my elder sister, then 41 years old, traveled to Egypt in search of greener pastures. All was well for the first 2 years until she called in distress one night. She told me of how she’d had this boil in her breast for the past 4 years and was managing with herbal preparations while she was in Ghana😭. Which boil last more than 4 weeks ooo 🤦🏾♀️Due to her travel, she could not continue with the herbal drugs in Egypt. She later noticed that the affected breast had become way smaller than the other breast. She mentioned…

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Hello everyone and welcome back to my blog. Please don’t say it oo. I know it has taken me forever to post. Chale, it’s well paaaaa. Life has been busy but I promised something for the month of November (Diabetes Awareness Month) and I intend to keep that promise.It has been such a hectic time but hey, we mooooove! Today, I share with you five easy ways to cope with the diagnosis of diabetes mellitus(DM). Acceptance: There are so many patients who though diagnosed many months or years ago, have refused to accept the diagnosis. They persist in doing all…

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Happy New Year dear reader and welcome back to my blog! 2020 was a tough one for many due to the ongoing COVID pandemic but thank God for another opportunity to live, to make ourselves better, and to make our world a better place. At the beginning of each year, people make resolutions on various aspects of their lives they hope to improve; relationships, jobs, spirituality, etc. Quite unfortunately, health or healthy living does not make it to the priority list or resolution board in many instances. In this new year,2021, this must change. Halleluyah! 🙏🏾. Dear reader, as you…

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