Mr. James Momoh, an American-based Liberian, Tuesday, May 27, launched a program to create all the necessary awareness about the deadly diabetes sickness.
Mr. Momoh recently returned to Liberia after completed his studies including the one on diabetes in the U.S.
The awareness, which was launched at the newly established diabetes ‘Pervocate Center’ on Front Street in Monrovia, according to Mr. Momoh, is to allow people suspected of living with the health condition to do their test.
Diabetes, he said, is not about testing, but education through awareness, “this is why the testing center on Front Street Center was set up to also serve as a resource center.”
To add up to his effort of relieving Liberians from the disease, Mr. Momoh said an American-based healthcare company has introduced a new pharmaceutical product to detect symptoms of diabetes in human body.
The product, “Perfect 3”, has also been introduced in Liberia through the company’s focal person—who is the chief executive officer (CEO) and president, Mr. Momoh.
The former Liberian photojournalist, Mr. Momoh lives in America, but presently in the country to fulfill his dream of helping Liberians.
He is working with a few other Liberians selected to use the device. Perfect 3 is being tested on people who have diabetes in various communities across the country.
Perfect 3 is a simple machine, which if properly established in Liberia, could be used by every household.
According to him, the device would be spread in every corner of Liberia at a minimum cost. He described it as a very accessible piece of equipment that could be used by any individual; whether they were a medical practitioner or not.
“My people’s health is important to me, this is the reason I brought this important device to the country,” Mr. Momoh declared.
The healthcare company that produces the device is based in New York. According to Mr. Momoh, it intends to help Liberians by making available this new and a simple piece of technology to test people’s sugar content for Diabetes; one of the leading causes of death globally.
Diabetes is usually a lifelong (chronic) disease in which there are high levels of sugar in the blood.
Perfect 3 is made for people suffering from diabetes mellitus. It has blood glucose monitoring system that produces accurate results in only six seconds. This is done through the quantitative measurement of glucose in fresh capillary blood from the finger and forearm.
The alternative site testing (on the forearm) in this system can only be used during steady-state blood glucose conditions.
Most of the journalists who attended Tuesday’s ceremony on Front Street were themselves tested for symptom of the disease. Few of them were identified as being diabetic and were provided the necessary counseling.