In addition to trees shedding their leaves, November is also known as Diabetes Awareness Month. It is an initiative to make the public aware of diabetes, promote ways to prevent it, and help those living with it. It is a medical disease that occurs when the body cannot regulate blood sugar and glucose levels. This occurs either when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin or when the body's cells do not respond effectively to the pancreas-produced insulin. The month is a platform to raise awareness and educate the public about diabetes.
Types of Diabetes:
There are some significant types of diabetes, and the following is a brief description of both:
Type 1 Diabetes:
It is a condition when the immune system mistakenly attacks and destroys insulin produced by the pancreas, and ultimately, the body is unable to make insulin. People with this require insulin injections throughout their life.
Type 2 Diabetes:
In this condition, the body's cells do not respond effectively to insulin, and the pancreas cannot make enough insulin to compensate. In this condition, people require Lifestyle changes, oral medications, injectable medications, and insulin therapy.
Diabetes is a rapidly increasing global health concern with many social, economic, and health factors. They can contribute to the rise in diabetes cases:
Sedentary Lifestyles: Unhealthy diets such as the use of processed food, high intake of sugar, etc., and a lack of physical activity increase the risks of diabetes. Excess body weight can also cause diabetes.
Genetic Factors: A genetic component is linked with diabetes, and individuals are at higher risk with a family history of the condition.
Age factor: The risk of developing diabetes increases with age, especially after 45. People should eat mindfully and must involve themselves in physical exercises in order to stay away from diabetes.
Awareness and Prevention:
Encouraging awareness, education, and healthy living can impact diabetes and improve the quality of life for those affected by this condition.
Avoid Sugar Intake:
Take your health as a gift of God. White sugar is also known as slow poison, so try to avoid it at any cost.
Raising awareness about the causes, symptoms, and management of diabetes is essential to eliminate this disease's risks.
Early detection through regular checkups can help to manage diabetes more effectively.
Promoting a healthy lifestyle with a balanced diet and regular physical activity is important for diabetes prevention.
Impact on Health and Society:
In addition to health complications, diabetes also burdens healthcare systems and economies of the country. The costs linked with medical care, complications, and loss of productivity due to diabetes-related issues are increasing day by day. Spreading awareness about the diabetes epidemic is a matter of public health and an economic imperative.
We know that “Health is wealth,” so let's pledge to follow the steps mentioned above to make a healthier society. Diabetes Awareness Month acts as an initiative to action against the diabetes epidemic. We can collectively work towards reducing the rising tide of diabetes by sharing, promoting, and advocating for healthier lifestyles. It is not a month-long initiative but a continuous effort to improve the well-being of individuals and societies impacted by this condition.
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