As regards to the prevalent rate of people suffering from diabetes in Liberia, the Management of Pervocate Holding Corporation has continued to carryout awareness aimed at providing the relevant knowledge to diabetic in the country relative to the management of the disease at its offices on Front Street opposite water and Sewer Corporation during week end.
Agnes T. Johnson, Administrative Manager of the Corporation disclosed that most people are diabetic but they lack the knowledge about the symptoms as well as its management.
In view of that, she indicated that most deaths that occurred in Liberia were associated with high sugar level. The Administrative Manager however admonished everybody whether diabetic or not to be conscious of the diabetes status by doing their test.
According to her, Pervocate has come to Liberia so as to help the people by providing knowledge about the disease and to also make the testing equipment accessible at a cost of USD$ 50.00 (Fifty United States dollars) so that every house hold can afford.
She however pointed out that diabetes management requires medication, life style changes and others are dieting, exercise, sugar intake and juices consumption etc.
She continued that medication and life style changes are key to diabetes management which she said enable us to manage the level of sugar in the body.
Speaking further, the Manager of the Corporation then informed the patients that the symptoms of diabetes are frequent urination, dry skin as well as blur vision, including kidney dye-function and others are wounds that cannot be cured, cardio vascular disease and impotency.
She however told the patients clearly that the Pervocate Holding Corporation should not be perceived as a medical hospital.
The awareness was followed by a testing session at which time patient Aletha Blamo was offered Advocate Testing Kits along with strips by the Manager of the Corporation on behalf of the management.
For her part, Aletha Blamo of Duport Road, Paynesville expressed thanks and appreciation to the Management of Pervocate Holding Corporation for the knowledge acquired as well as the offer she received and promised to carry out the message to others about the good work that the management was doing for the people.