Diabetes – A Growing Hazard To Health

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Diabetes is growing at an alarming rate amongst adults. WHO has conducted many studies to get an idea about the trend in diabetes. According to the study, WHO found that 422 million people i.e. adults are facing life with diabetes. The majority of these people live in developing countries.

Types of diabetes
The various types of diabetes are
Type 2 diabetes
This is one chronic condition which affects how the body processes blood sugar .
Type 1 diabetes
This is the chronic condition where the pancreas does not process insulin or processes very little insulin.
Prediabetes
Here the patients’ blood sugar is high, however not as high to be called Type 2 diabetes.
Gestational diabetes
This is seen in pregnant women. There is a chance of this developing type 2 diabetes later on, however, most of the cases recover after delivery.

Reasons for diabetes
· Physical inactivity
· Excessive intake of Sugar and sweets
· Unhealthy diets
· Irregular food habits
· Inefficient insulin production
· Unhealthy weight gain

Care for diabetes
The best care includes having a healthy diet and reducing consumption of sugar. Always follow the advice of your medical practitioner and consume the prescribed medication. Exercising regularly will help to make you physically active and burn off unwanted calories.

Preventive measures
Dr. Oleg Chestnov, from WHO, has stated that most cases involving diabetes could be avoided and that measures to detect as well as manage this condition exist. He also hinted that by improving the odds, people who have diabetes can live healthy and long lives. It is sad to hear that insulin and other medicines to help in the treatment of diabetics are very scarce in poor countries.

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Paul Garwood
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Laura Sminkey
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