A diabetes expert and consultant endocrinologist, Dr Sule Bathnna, has cautioned diabetics against the consumption of honey or ‘sugar free’ soft drinks, saying they are all harmful to the persons living with the ailment.
Mr Bathnna made the caution in Bauchi over the weekend while delivering lecture at the inauguration of emir of Misau, Ahmad Suleiman, 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.
Mr 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, 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 manage the disease.
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, 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.