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Africans-THE Diaspora with Diabetes


Africans-THE Diaspora with Diabetes

There are millions of Africans scattered all over the world outside the continent of Africa. If you are and are diagnosed with Diabetes, this group is for you all. What are the challenges typical to African in the Diaspora with Daibetes.

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Latest Activity: Jan 4

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growing rate of diabetes in youth in nigeria.

Started by Ayomideji. Last reply by olu Oog Jan 2, 2014. 2 Replies

before this time, diabetes used to be a sickness with aged poeple, but now the table have turn round with increase in juvenile diabetes and early manifestation of inherited diabetes. just like my…Continue

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Comment by olu Oog on January 2, 2014 at 11:49am

we are not many here...anyway you are most welcome

Comment by jake kany on July 22, 2013 at 2:42pm

hi everyone, am glad to have found this group

Comment by olu Oog on May 21, 2012 at 10:05am

hi. can you show this website to any one around you who is BD1

Comment by olu Oog on April 23, 2011 at 8:59pm
The prime reason i relocated to the US is my health. I was diagnosed with Type- 1 14 years ago, I spent 7 of those 14 years in Africa. It became apparent at the start that I wouldnt go too far with my health for reasons common to most developing nations; poor healthcare delivery, electricity to mention just a few. Example; There were at least on 2 occasions when i got what i thought was Insulin, but was actually water in Insulin vial.
Was your health part of the reasons you relocated or was it for other reasons. What difference has it made-I mean leaving home. Are there ways to help diabetes back on the vast continent. I'll love to read from you.
Comment by olu Oog on April 23, 2011 at 8:51pm
You are welcome.
There are millions of us Africans who live outside the continent of Africa. If you are and have been diagnosed with Diabetes, this group is for you all. What are the challenges typical sufferes of diabetes who are also African in the Diaspora?

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Diabetes Hands Foundation Team


Melissa Lee
(Interim Executive Director, Editor, has type 1)

Manny Hernandez
(Co-Founder, has LADA)

Emily Coles (Head of Communities, has type 1)

Mila Ferrer
(EsTuDiabetes Community Manager, mother of a child with type 1)

Mike Lawson
(Head of Experience, has type 1)

Corinna Cornejo
(Director of Operations and Development, has type 2)

Desiree Johnson  (Administrative and Programs Assistant, has type 1)


Lead Administrator

Brian (bsc) (has type 2)


Lorraine (mother of type 1)
Marie B (has type 1)

DanP (has Type 1)

Gary (has type 2)

David (has type 2)


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