Liberia: ‘Don’t Take Diabetes for Joke’ – Survivor Urges Liberians
Monrovia — A Diabetes patient who lost one of her legs through the disease has called on others Liberians who are suffering from Diabetes not to take the disease for granted but to visit the Liberia Diabetes Center (LDC) for checkup if they wish to be saved from the disease.
Mrs. Aletha Blamon who is a resident of Baptist field Duport Road community made the call over the weekend after she was presented LD$10,000 by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Liberia Diabetes Center Mr. James Momoh as his center’s help to the lady.
Mrs. Blamon explained that she gave birth to six children, but only two are alive a boy and a girl, the four could not survive due to the rapid spread of the Diabetes disease in her body.
According to her, she was tested positive for the disease in 2001 at which time she was pregnant and the hospital made it clear to her that she will always experience the disease while pregnant but she need to go for a checkup but she did not take the advice serious at the time.
Said Ms. Blamon: “I was told about the disease in 2001 during one of my pregnancies but I failed to follow the advices that were given to me by the doctor until 2010 at which time the sickness got serious and I started taking treatment bit by bit but still I was not too serious about the treatment until my feet got swollen.”