Raymond Ozoji, Awka
Diabetes is said to be one of the world’s most dreaded terminal illnesses associated with excess sugar in the red blood cells due to excessive intake of carbohydrates.
Terminal health conditions associated with diabetes include stroke, renal failures and a host of others.
In order to save Nigerians from untimely deaths resulting from diabetes, Mr. Godwin Okafor, an Anambra industrialist proffered dietary solutions to the management of diabetes.
Okafor who was a diabetic patient paid a courtesy visit to the state commissioner for information and public enlightenment Mr. C. Don Adinuba yesterday in his office, where he introduced his products, Nutri Meal and Nutri Fastt, products he described as the best option for the treatment and management of diabetic conditions.
The producer of the products further explained the health benefits of Nutri Meal and Nutri Fastt, saying that he encouraged people to eat foods with high nutritional value and low sugar which he believed his products could readily provide.
He said rather than consume carbohydrates in the form of cassava, yam and others, Nutri Meal, which is a combination of sorghum and amaranth is a veritable alternative, stressing that it would help to reduce the menace of diabetes and other chronic diseases.
The Nnewi-born industrialist who had lived in the United States of America for 38 years, said Nutri Fastt was made from four types of grains called Soya bean, Pea nut, Sorghum and Amaranth, adding that the nutritional content of the cereal is second to none as it would also help to combat chronic diseases like diabetes.
Although the industrialist stated that his products do not prevent any diabetic patient from taking his routine drugs, he said his products are alternative natural remedy for the management of diabetes and other severe health conditions.
Receiving the products from Okafor, Adinuba hailed his ingenuity and thoughtfulness, saying that his vision is in line with Governor Willie Obiano’s policy of saving lives.
Adinuba said the products portrayed the fact that the manufacturer has contributed to Governor Obiano’s economic pillars of industrialisation, agriculture, trade and commerce, noting that his inventions were good examples of think-home philosophy as propagated by the present administration.
The commissioner maintained that the industrialist who left California to return home to create jobs as well as add value to the economy of the state was commendable and that such feat was what the governor would like to associate with.
Adinuba explained that Anambra products like yam, spices, vegetables, egusi and some others were being exported to Europe and America including the Ijele local tea made from Nnewi and distributed by Shoprite.
The commissioner however assured the manufacturer that the state government would continue to support businesses to thrive in Anambra state.