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Diabetes kills one every eight seconds and affects an innumerable number of people worldwide, said health experts.
Diabetic Association of Bangladesh President Professor A K Azad said, there are more then 15 million diabetic patients in Bangladesh. However, the exact number of patients could not be found out yet, he said.
Prof Azad said this at a daylong journalist's workshop programme titled "Role of media in creating health awareness and education" at the Directorate General of Drug Administration (DGDA) Bhaban in the capital on Saturday.
He said, causes of diabetes are changes of our life style, such as, not walking regularly and also doing no hard work.
"We can control diabetes but can't end this disease by treatment," he added.
Directorate General of Drug Administration (DGDA) Director Major General   Md. Mahbubur Rahman said, around 57 per cent people are living with diabetes, but they don't know they have this disease. He said, smoking, lack of physical activity, drinking alcohol and unhealthy diets increase the risk of our health hazards, including diabetes.
The programme was organized by DGDA in collaboration with Novo Nordisk. Daily Samakal acting Editor Mustafiz Shafi, Novo Nordisk Managing Director Anand Shetty, Head of Commercial Affairs Md. Tanbir Sajib, Bangladesh Health Reporters' Forum President Toufiq Maruf, among others, were present at the workshop.

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