Segun Babatunde in Bauchi
A diabetes expert and consultant endocrinologist, Dr Sule Bathnna has cautioned diabetics against the consumption of honey or zero sugar soft drinks saying they are all harmful to the persons living with the ailments.
Bathnna made the admonition over the weekend while delivering a lecture on how to prevent and manage diabetes at the palace of the emir of Misau Alhaji Ahmad Suleiman during the inauguration of the monarch as chairman board of directors of the Diabetes Association of Nigeria (DAN) Bauchi state chapter.
According to him, honey and zero sugar drinks are better than the sugary ones for the general public pointing out that people living with diabetes should abstain from drinking all as they are all harmful.
Bathnna who reiterated that diabetes is incurable said preventing and or managing it is the best remedy against complications and deaths as a result of the disease.
Also speaking, the state chairperson of the Diabetes Association of Nigeria (DAN) Hajiya Uwa Shehu explained that the association was established with the objective of educating people on the disease and providing support to the patients.
She said that the association organizes monthly enlightenment lectures at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University teaching hospital Bauchi to the patients on how to cope with it.
In his remarks, the DAN national president Dr Alkali Mohammed lauded the state chapter of the association for their enlightenment campaign on the disease.
He said DAN is a member of the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and regulates all other diabetes organizations in the country.
The emir of Misau Alhaji Ahmad Suleiman who was inaugurated as the chairman of the board of directors of the association expressed appreciation to the association for finding him worthy and promised to lead the awareness campaign on the disease in the state. END