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Diabetes Day 2020: Lifestyle changes can stop Lifestyle diseases

Priyanka Menon
Priyanka Menon
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Diabetes Day 2020

Today is Diabetes Day around the world. The birthday of Dr. Frederick Batting, the inventor of insulin is held as Diabetes day. The World Health Organization and the International Diabetes Federation are conducting the events in the day. Most people in the world suffering to this disease. It is a lifestyle disease. Diabetes should not be viewed as a way to treat other diseases. We can prevent diabetes to some extent through a balanced diet and exercise. India has the highest number of diabetes patients. Kerala has the highest number of diabetics in India. Lifestyle changes are the main reason for the spread of the disease. The disease, which used to be found only in adults, is now seen in all children and adolescents.

 The medical world calls diabetes ‘the silent killer’. It is a serious disease that affects the function of all the vital organs of the body such as the heart, eyes and kidneys. Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas. This insulin regulates blood sugar levels. Diabetes is a condition in which the pancreas does not produce enough insulin for the body or is unable to use the insulin produced effectively.

Types of Diabetes

  • Type 1 Diabetes

  • Type 2 diabetes

  • Gestational diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is the most common type of diabetes. It is estimated that 425 million people worldwide fall into type 2 diabetes. It is estimated that most of the diabetics are women. Gestational diabetes does not benefit women at all. The risk of developing diabetes, including in newborns, is high. It is estimated that 70 million people in India have diabetes. It is expected to reach 10 crore by 2040. Diabetes is not a disease that needs to be treated. We need to take steps to prevent that from happening.

How to prevent diabetes?

The most important of these is a nutritious diet. It is very important to reduce the amount of sugar. Diabetics should avoid junk foods, fast foods, soft drinks and sugary sweets. It is not enough to just focus on diet, you need to set aside some time every day for exercise. People with this disease should have regular medical check-ups. Family members should also pay full attention to such matters. Households should try to provide food and medicine to such people on time. Spending more time with them should also alleviate any kind of stress they may have. .The diabetes person needs more attention of family members rather than doctors. At the same time, the use of alcohol and smoking should be completely stopped. The only way to prevent diabetes is to follow a healthy lifestyle.

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