The Liberia Diabetes Center (LDC) over the weekend provided free diabetes testing services to over twenty residents of the Borough of New Kru Town on Bushrod Island in Monrovia. The aim of the test was to help people of that community become aware of the painless nature of the test that can determine an individual’s sugar as well as oxygen and blood levels.
Mr. Bobby N. Jeegbe is the head of LDC in the Borough and he told this newspaper that the tests carried out by the center have helped the participants to know the next step to take in their search for better healthcare. Mr. Jeegbe said the borough of New Kru Town is made up of 25 communities with a huge population, adding that the LDC is determined to create more awareness to get people to work with the center.
Speaking on the free test, he said the people were delighted about the diabetes tests and the beneficiaries expressed appreciation to LDC for the free service. The LDC’s chief executive officer, John Momoh, who carried out the testing, told reporters that the majority of the people tested were pre-diabetic patients, who he informed of the next step to take, with the assistance of the LDC. Momoh said, “We told them to take interest in their healthcare especially now that they know how close they are to being diabetics, and they said they are grateful for our visit.”
He said he was happy for the residents to ask for an LDC office to be located in the community to help them manage and support their efforts to manage their pre-diabetic status. “My visit helped me to really see for myself the problems the people of this borough are faced with in the area of healthcare delivery services and I am taking their request seriously because I promised to do my best for them,” Momoh said.