The physically active lives of our forefathers and mothers are what we must aim to incorporate into our lives today.

Diabetes Papua New Guinea

Diabetes and other lifestyle diseases are ultimately, as their common name implies are the products of the way we live..our lifestyles.

The huge rise in the frequency of these diseases in PNG coinsides with the rapid and dramatic change in the way we live as compared to the way our forefathers and mothers lived.

Knowledge of these changes is important and we need to couple or marry this knowledge with appropriate adjustment in our individual lives as well as in communities in order to curb the rise of these diseases and the social and economic strain they are already putting on our country.

The modern lifestyle is so full of stress and modern social pressures which at times for a lot of people make living a ‘healthy lifestyle’ very difficult.

No body is immune to these pressures, even a lot of health professionals including doctors smoke, drink excessive alcohol, become…

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About Dr. Poyap J Rooney

Dr. Rooney is a medical doctor who has gained both his undergraduate medical degree and more recently his post graduate masters degree in clinical biochemistry at the University of Papua New Guinea.
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