The founder of the Liberia Diabetes Center located on Front Street in Monrovia, has disclosed that the Liberia Diabetes Center, will shortly begin a research study on the prevalence of diabetes in Liberia.
James Momoh spoke recently during a chat with journalist from the United States said, the research study which is expected to commence in the Liberian capital, Monrovia will involve both males and females as research participants, to identify the population of Liberians that are mostly suffering from diabetes and its complication.
Momoh said, while the research study is to identify the prevalence of the disease, it is also intended to further establish the medical and social needs of people with diabetes in Liberia. Momoh said the research work will have the duration of two months, and is expected to cover the counties of Montserrado, Cape mount, Bomi and Grand Bassa.
Commenting on the prevalence of the disease in the country, Momoh disclosed, that diabetes is now a disease in Liberia that is silently becoming a death sentence, due to the lack of health institutions that can provide the needed services and emotional support to people with diabetes. He said, the two months of research on the prevalence of diabetes will be funded by the Liberia Diabetes Center with support from affiliated partners.
‘I’m very excited about this opportunity, which is coming at the time when the Liberia Diabetes Center has for the past three years provided the needed support to the Liberian diabetes community through its awareness, testing, and nutritional program.
On the different types on diabetes, it was revealed that most Liberians are suffering from type 2 diabetes, a condition according to Momoh that is preventable and manageable by living a healthy life style. ‘Liberians are not the only member of the global population that are suffering from diabetes, it is now a global disease that is confronting the world’s population that requires global attention. He admonished Liberians to take advantage of the opportunities at the Liberia Diabetes Center