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Introduction

Diabetes is a chronic disease primarily defined by high levels of blood glucose, (hyperglycaemia) giving rise to risk of tiny blood vessel damage (retinopathy, nephropathy and neuropathy) (WHO, 2008). Diabetes is the sixth leading cause of death worldwide (MMWR, 2002) while the number of diabetes cases worldwide has increased significantly in the last decade (Zeck and Mclntyre, 2008). It is associated with reduced life expectancy, significant morbidity and diminished quality of life. Again, overall risk of premature death is twice as high among individuals with diabetes as for those without diabetes (WHO, 2008). The increasing number of people with type 2 diabetes is a worldwide concern (Beran and Yudkin, 2006) and the number of adults with diabetes in the world will rise from 135 million in 1995-380 million in the year 2025. The major part of this numerical increase will occur in developing countries (WHO, 2008). There will be a 42% increase from 51-72 million in the developed countries and a 170% increase from 84-228 million in the developing countries. Thus by the year 2025, >75% of people with diabetes will reside in developing countries, as compared with 62% in 1995 (King et al., 1998). It has been noted also that one in twenty adult deaths in developing countries is diabetes related (Gojka et al., 2005). Currently, diabetes affects 246 million people worldwide (Levitt, 2008).
At the beginning of the last century, diabetes mellitus was considered a rare medical condition in Africa but there is now evidence to demonstrate an increasing incidence and prevalence of diabetes in these populations (Kengne et al., 2005), regarded as low and middle income (Population Reference Bureau, 2008). While it is estimated that 92% of Nigerians live under $2 a day (Population Reference Bureau, 2008) studies have shown that there has been a progressive increase in the prevalence of diabetes in Nigeria and the burden is expected to increase even further (Adeleye et al., 2006).
According to World Health Organization, there are 1.71 million People living with diabetes in Nigeria and this figure is projected to reach 4.84 million by the year 2030 (WHO, 2009). Current prevalence rate estimates of diabetes in Nigeria have been tagged at 2.5% compared to its 2.2% rate in 2003. Diabetes and its complications impose significant economic consequences on individuals, families, health systems and countries (WHO, 2009). The threat is growing, the number of people, families and communities afflicted is increasing. This growing threat is an under-appreciated cause of poverty and hinders the economic development of many countries (WHO, 2009). Diabetes takes a staggering toll on the people in Nigeria and the economic burden is heavy (Popoola, 2005). According to the Nigerian Daily Sun, over 12 million Nigerians have diabetes and most worrisome is the fact that 40% of this people did not know that they had the disease. The life expectancy of a child with Type 1 diabetes is as low as seven months in rural African country like Nigeria caused mainly by limited access to insulin and its cost and a lack of infrastructure within the healthcare system. In parallel, an emerging epidemic of Type 2 diabetes is developing in this part of the world. In the USA, 98% of Type 1 patients are alive six years after diagnosis but only 1% of children currently survive six years in sub-Saharan Africa
The above information is the statistics of diabetes in Nigerian nobody is safe, it kills faster than AIDS.
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1. INTRODUCTION

2. UNDERSTANDING HERBS

3. ORTHODOX/HERBAL MEDICINE (facts you must know)

4. WHAT A CAN OF COKE DOES TO YOUR BODY IN ONE HOUR

5. YOU CAN REVERSE THE DIABETIC ATTACK

6. COMMON LIFESTYLE HABITS THAT CAUSE DISEASES

7. FIVE WAYS YOUR HEALTH GETS BETTER AS YOU AGE

8. DIABETES FOOD

9. DIABETES EXCERCISE

10. A TOXIC BODY CAN PUT YOUR HEALTH AT RISK

11. YOUR KIDNEY DESERVES THE BEST

12. CLEANSE YOUR LIVER NATURALLY

13. NATURAL CURE FOR CANCER

14. GARLIC NATURAL HERBAL GIFT FOR HUMANITY

15. GARLIC HEALING POWER

16. CAN GARLIC CONTROL BLOOD PRESSURE.

17. HERB THAT HELP LOWER BLOOD PRESSURE

18. HOME REMEDIES FOR HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE

19. ASTHMA ISSUES

20. DO YOU CARE ABOUT BUSINESS/HEALTH?

21. MEDICINE FRUIT (POMELO)

Romans 14: 2 (For one believeth that he may eat all things: another, who is weak, eateth herbs).

Genesis 1: 29 (And one went out into the field to gather herbs, and found a wild vine, and gathered thereof wild gourds his lap full, and came and shred them into the pot of pottage: for they knew them not).

Psalm 104: 14 (He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth);

Ezekiel 47: 12 (And by the river upon the bank thereof, on this side and on that side, shall grow all trees for meat, whose leaf shall not fade, neither shall the fruit thereof be consumed: it shall bring forth new fruit according to his months, because their waters they issued out of the sanctuary: and the fruit thereof shall be for meat, and the leaf thereof for medicine).