Action needed to combat rising youth ...

Action needed to combat rising youth diabetes in Tonga

There are 1 comment on the Matangi Tonga story from May 21, 2013, titled Action needed to combat rising youth diabetes in Tonga. In it, Matangi Tonga reports that:

An increasing number of Tonga's youth are found to have diabetes, a disease that is incurable, and many of them have contracted diabetes because they eat the wrong foods.

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jake steed

United States

#1 May 21, 2013
this is freaking crazy. Sad but true.
As tongans we have to change our attitude about food. Its been embedded deep in our culture. Every occasion is surrounded by food.
Plus the foods like pulu masima, kapa pulu, and puaka are cheap and easy to attain then healthier foods. So of course we were going th eat what is cheaper.

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