I’ve lived with Diabetes for over 30 years – Obasanjo reveals

A former Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo, has revealed that he has been living with diabetes for over 30 years despite his age.

The former Nigerian leader who recently clocked 80 made this revelation today, Friday, while leading hundreds of people on road walk for diabetes awareness in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.

Stating that he still walks with agility at 80, the former Nigerian leader revealed that he was diagnosed with diabetes over 30 years ago.

He added that the condition has however not affected his daily functions because of efficient management of the medical condition through exercise and strict adherence to prescribed drugs for Diabetes.

Speaking to journalists in Abeokuta, Obasanjo noted that Diabetes does not kill when efficiently and effectively managed.

He further urged Nigerians living with the medical condition to engage in regular exercise, use prescribed drugs faithfully and watch their diet to avoid being knocked down by the disease.