Fijian Minister for Health Hon. Rosy Akbar chief guest at the Diabetes Juvenile Northern camp

Published: 16th Aug 2018

Statistics in Fiji reveal that the total number of people living with Type 1 diabetes from 2014 to 2018 stands at 500 and the youngest person living with Type 1 diabetes in the Northern Division is 10 years old.

This was highlighted by the Minister for Health and Medical Services Rosy Akbar while officiating at the Diabetes Fiji Juvenile Northern Camp.

She stressed that it is imperative that young people are aware of their risks as well as being aware of the signs and symptoms of the disease so that they can present earlier to a health facility for a diagnostic test and access treatment.

Akbar adds that the camp is a great platform to address health issues that affects the lives of our youth adding that diseases like Diabetes, Rheumatic Heart Disease and Tuberculosis need to be taken very seriously.