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WORLD DIABETES DAY 2016Hepatitis Free Tripura

World Diabetes Day is celebrated on 14th November, the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting who co-discovered insulin and used it on humans for the first time. This day is celebrated every year to spread the awareness about increasing number of people being affected by diabetes across the world. This day creates awareness regarding the risk factors of diabetes and emphasizes upon the importance of prevention and treatment of diabetes. World Diabetes Day was introduced in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation and the World Health Organization in response to the alarming rise of diabetes around the world. World Diabetes Day is a campaign that features a new theme chosen by the International Diabetes Federation each year to address issues facing the global diabetes community.
Key facts about Diabetes:
According to World Health Organization (WHO), there are 347 million people in the world living with diabetes.
Every year, about 4 million people die due to diabetes or related causes throughout the world.
Diabetes is not restricted only to developed nations and is increasingly affecting the developing nations as well. It does not discriminate on the basis of nationality, gender or economic status. According to WHO, “About 80 percent of diabetes deaths occur in low and middle income countries.”
India is the diabetes capital of the world. As per current estimates, about 40 million people are suffering from diabetes in India and the number is estimated to increase to 70 million by 2025. This suggests that every fifth diabetic in the world would be an Indian.
About 90-95 percent of diabetes patients suffer from Type 2 or maturity onset type of diabetes that commonly affects the adults
Why is diabetes a morbid disease?
Lack of awareness about diabetes and its complications, delayed diagnosis, myths surrounding diabetes management and dependence on quacks for treatment makes diabetes detection and management difficult. Uncontrolled levels of blood sugar can lead to tissue damage throughout the body, from eyes to toes.

Prevention :
A well balanced diet including whole grains, pulses, fruits and vegetables, low fat dairy and avoiding saturated and trans-fats
Regular physical activity for 60 minutes every day.
Maintaining healthy weight
Disciplined lifestyle
Regular check ups
In conclusion there are three rules that you should always keep in mind. Firstly, diabetes should be seriously managed throughout the lifetime. Secondly, for prevention the focus should be on a healthy diet and regular exercise. And lastly, early diagnosis is the key to effective management and prevention of complications.

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