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World Diabetes Day 2021: Keeping your Diabetes in Check this Diwali

Abin Joseph
Abin Joseph
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Diwali is known for its sweet treats and oily delicacies, which is surely something everyone knows however there might be one fact that you might not be aware of that is just 10 days after Diwali this year is 14th November which just so happens to be World Diabetes Day.

In 2007 General Assembly adopted resolution 61/225 designating 14 November as World Diabetes Day. This will itself show how diabetes has literally affected the human community as a whole.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 463 million adults have diabetes worldwide. Since 1980, the global prevalence of diabetes has nearly quadrupled, growing from 4.7 per cent to 8.5 per cent among adults. This is due to an increase in risk factors linked with being overweight or obese. Diabetic retinopathy, renal failure, heart attack, stroke, and lower limb amputation are all common complications of diabetes. Type 2 diabetes can be prevented or delayed by eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, and not smoking. Medications, regular screening, and treatment for complications can also help to treat diabetes and postpone or prevent its effects.

As per some studies conducted on this topic, diabetes prevalence has increased quicker in poor and middle-income nations than their richer counterparts during the last decade.

Something which actually is not available to a lot of people with the disease. Some don’t even know how to keep these diseases in check and change their lifestyles in ways that actually will not have an effect on their life.

This Diwali please remember that the food you eat also has a tremendous effect on your life. If you have Diabetes please do remember your loved one’s and do skip on those sweet and oily treats. Remember some get diabetes cause of genetics however it’s also a choice for most.

So happy Diwali and stay safe and healthy this Diwali.

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