Ably led by its President, Lion David Akinosho PJMF NLCF, members of Ikorodu Peculiar Lions club touchdown Strong Tower Academy on the 9th of March 2023.
Hauling on health intentions, the presence of the club brought out students from the senior arm of the institution for an educative discourse that lasted for over 40 minutes.
About 135 students of the school, in Ikorodu, were taught the dangers of diabetes, including an interactive section to ascertain preventive measures on blood sugar levels among other things.
The seminar and Orientation event was organised by Ikorodu Peculiar Lions Club of District 404A1, Nigeria as part of its project for the year 2022-2023 service tenure.
Speaking to the students, the club’s President, Lion David Akinosho PJMF NLCF, said diabetes is simply a health condition that results from increased sugar levels in the blood.
According to him, the condition could be adequately managed to ensure that the patient lives for as long as feasible.
Lion Akinosho continued, “We came here to create an understanding of the implications and gravity of having diabetes,”
“Diabetes is a life-long illness. There is no cure, but it can be sufficiently regulated by lifestyle adaptations, by constant screening and checks, and also medications”.
“The illness can be genetic. One can also become diabetic as a result of being overweight or even with less weight depending on the type of uncontrolled food they consumed”.
“Age is also an important factor, as individuals are at higher risk of becoming diabetic,” He said.
Furthermore, the club’s President, Lion Akinosho explained that most times, individuals living with diabetes don’t know about it until it gets to the critical degree of stage 3, asserting that it will never be the student’s portion.
“Diabetes is one of the core areas of the Lions Club International, and we do this yearly. The club has five core areas which comprise hunger, diabetes, childhood cancer, environment and vision,” Lion Akinosho said.
At the peak of the program, Students were allowed to ask sensitive questions, which the club did justice to by presenting the right response and recommendations to aid learners with proper guidance.
The club subsequently went from there to Low-Cost Primary School (at Low-Cost Housing Estate) along Sabo road in Ikorodu, where they also administered diabetes symptoms tests to over 25 teachers.
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