World Diabetes Day – Protect Your Family

Aim of the Day:

World diabetes day is celebrated on November 14 each year. Led by the international diabetes federation, the main goal is to bring a global awareness campaign focusing on diabetes mellitus. This year’s theme is family and diabetes – awareness and the impact that diabetes has on the family and support network of those affected.

Overview of Diabetes:

Diabetes is a disease in which there are high sugar levels in the blood (hyperglycemia).
The most common types of Diabetes are:

1. Type 1:

It is a chronic condition in which the pancreas produces very less or no insulin.

2. Type 2:

It is also a chronic condition in which your body can not utilize the insulin produced by your pancreas.

3. Gestational Diabetes:
Risks factors:

1. Weight gain or obesity

2. Inactive, the less inactive you are the more prone to diabetes

3. Hereditary

4. Race

5. Age

6. Polycystic Ovary syndrome

7. Hypertension

Common symptoms that are seen in type-1 and type-2:

1. Thirst

2. Frequent urine

3. Increased appetite

4. Sudden weight loss

5. Fatigue

6. Irritability

7. Blurred vision

8. Poor immune system

9. Frequent infections which include gums, skin, and vaginal infections.

How Does Family Support Matter If Effected with Diabetes:

1. Awareness about the disease among family members can help the patient to improve their psychological well-being.

2. Diabetes is a chronic disease that needs lifelong care for management or control.

Manage Diabetes:

1. Well-balanced meals

2. Do not skip your medication

3. Beware of carbohydrate food

4.No sugar and sweetened foods

5. Regularly exercise

6. Check your blood sugar levels

7. Hydrate yourself

8. Go for a routine checkup

9. Clear all your doubts with your doctor

10. Stick to your diabetic meal plan

Written by Our Team