Diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disease that is a result of absolute or relative insulin deficiency or insulin resistance. It is a global health issue that affects people of all ages but is often left undiagnosed and neglected. Long-term complications of the disease are highly preventable with early diagnosis, treatment, and management. Diabetes is seen as the sixth leading cause of death in Nigeria and is projected to double in prevalence by 2030
Diabetic patients express symptoms such as:
- Weight Loss
- Increased frequency of urination
- Increased hunger and thirst
- Blurry vision
RISE Clinic offers education and training to help you safely manage your blood sugars. Education is available one-on-one or in a group setting, and family members are encouraged to attend. Whether you have type 1, type 2 or gestational diabetes, our staff of professionals—including certified diabetes educators, pharmacists and exercise specialists—work together with your doctors to help you and your family manage diabetes.
RCN Diabetes Center:
RCN Diabetes Center offers full service diabetes care. The center follows international standard guidelines into clinical diagnosis and treatment, while taking into population differences. RCN’s multidisciplinary team works directly with patients to personalize pharmacological therapy and lifestyle changes, taking into consideration differences in glycemic goals, physical status, financial and self-care capabilities. Patient and family education regarding nutrition therapy, lifestyle and behavior change tools, and prevention and treatment of acute and chronic complication are integral to our clinical care and patient self-management approach.