25 Nov 2008

Diabetes prevention a big challenge in CNMI

1:55 pm on 25 November 2008

The Northern Marianas Department of Public Health is facing a major challenge because of the alarming rate of people with diabetes.

It has launched a campaign and organised a Family Health Awareness Day, where hundreds of people of all ages took part in a free clinic.

It is estimated that about one third of the population of the CNMI has above normal levels of sugar in their blood.