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Here we share articles, videos and other media that help educate our patients and potential patients, on our services, healthy living and overall christian programmes and outreach, which we employ to meet our vision and mission at Shammah Christian Hospital

DIABETES AWARENESS PROGRAMME

Diabetes is a major cause of kidney failure and limb amputations. As part of our corporate social responsibility, Shammah Christian Hospital is partnering with Nehemiah Community Health Foundation, a non-governmental organisation to organise a three-day lecture series on uncontrolled diabetes and its consequences. Date is Wednesday January 26th to Friday January 28th 2022. Venue is

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IMMUNIZE YOUR CHILD AGAINST PNEUMONIA (Part 2)

What is Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine or PCV10? The vaccine will protect your child against the most severe types of pneumonia common in Nigeria. These account for the causes of pneumonia-related deaths among children under five years. If a child already vaccinated with PCV10 contacts pneumonia, it will be mild How can I protect and prevent

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IMMUNIZE YOUR CHILD AGAINST PNEUMONIA (Part 1)

What is pneumonia? Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs which makes breathing difficult and affects children. It can sometimes lead to permanent disability and death. What causes pneumonia? Pneumonia is mostly caused by germs in the air we breathe. But sometimes these germs can overpower your immune system, even if your health is generally

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GESTATIONAL DIABETES MELLITUS (GDM) 3

How is GDM treated? Treating GDM means taking steps to keep your blood glucose levels within a certain range. Treatment may include: Healthy eating Physical activity Insulin injections Oral anti-diabetes drugs Healthy Eating Using a healthy eating plan will help your blood glucose stay in your target range. The plan will help you know which

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GESTATIONAL DIABETES MELLITUS (GDM) 2

How is GDM diagnosed? Doctors use blood tests to diagnose GDM. These include fasting blood glucose (before breakfast) and Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (OGTT). For the OGTT, you will drink a solution of glucose and have your blood glucose level checked every 30 minutes for two hours. How will GDM affect my baby? Untreated or

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GESTATIONAL DIABETES MELLITUS (GDM) 1

What is Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM)? Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is a type of diabetes that develops only during pregnancy. Diabetes means your blood glucose/sugar, is too high. Too much glucose in your blood is not good for you or your baby. What Causes Gestational Diabetes? During pregnancy, associated changes, hormones and weight gain cause

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