22 Jul 2019

Diabetes warning for Fiji: 'A nation of blind, one-legged people'

From Morning Report, 8:54 am on 22 July 2019

A Fijian doctor is warning the island nation will become a population of blind, one-legged people if more isn't done to combat diabetes.

Almost 1,700 people die from the disease each year and 40 percent of hospital operations are diabetes-related amputations.

RNZ Pacific's Koro Vakauta visited Suva and filed this report.