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Face to face with chronic disease
Zahida's story: living with diabetes
WHO/Chris de Bode

As is often true for people living with diabetes, Zahida developed serious complications that could have been avoided. She didn't seek treatment for an ulcer on her foot and as a result, one of her legs was amputated below the knee.

"The doctor told me that it was connected with diabetes and that I waited too long to seek attention."

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