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This study examined the awareness trend of diabetes and its associated lifestyle against the backdrop of increase in the rate of the disease. The rate of increase in diabetes in Africa is predicted to witness a rise from 10 to 20 m by 2015. Using the survey method, 50 respondents were interrogated. The study reveals that there is need for awareness on diabetes and healthy lifestyle. Asides promoting communication campaign through edutainment programmes on the mass media, this study suggests other ways of communicating with the public to provide the knowledge needed in order to reduce the outbreak of diabetes in Nigeria.
Keywords: Diabetes, lifestyle, well-being, health, and nutrition.
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