16 Jul 2015

Diabetes Fiji launches new website

9:27 am on 16 July 2015

The head of Diabetes Fiji says a lot needs to be done in order to reverse the country's high rate of diabetes - estimated to be about one-in-three adults.

The organisation on Tuesday launched a new website and is encouraging all Fijians who have been diagnosed with diabetes to register as there is no national register.

The president on Diabetes Fiji, Dr Wahid Khan, says the high prevalence of type two diabetes can be put down to a lot of people's lifestyles, and more needs to be done to reverse the rate.

"I think reversal will be done in the next generation. We ourselves are a lost generation, but if we can halt this tsunami and work on the younger people in the schools, then we can eventually say 'hey, I see some results in terms of reversing the trend'."

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