President Zeman suffers from type two diabetes: doctors

02-08-2013

Czech President Miloš Zeman suffers from a mild form of type two diabetes, a team of doctors told reporters on Friday. The disease has affected nerves in his feet which makes walking difficult for the president, the doctors said. Mr Zeman, who is undergoing treatment, has been recommended to lose weight, and curb smoking and alcohol consumption. Should the president’s condition deteriorate, it could seriously affect his ability to perform his duties, the head of the team, Health Minister Martin Holcát, said. However, the doctors do not expect such a development and believe the president’s health will improve.