Diabetes is a dangerous disease which can lead to an increase in glucose level in the blood. Though, with a proper diet and lifestyle change one can keep the blood sugar level under control.
Diabetes is spreading its wings to include about a quarter of 15 million cases of diabetes in Africa.
This serious disease expose patient to several other complications and could shorten life span.
What’s more scary is that it often goes undiagnosed and many are unaware of it’s long term implications.
About 80 percent of diabetic patient die of cardiovascular complications raging from stroke, Myocardial infraction and kidney failure.
The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) estimates that approximately five million people die each year as a consequence of the disease.
Diabetes is the general term used for a condition that leads to an increase in glucose levels in the blood. It occurs when the pancreas is either unable to make sufficient amounts of insulin, or the insulin produced does not act properly (a condition known as insulin resistance). But, with a proper diet and lifestyle change, one can control the disease.
World Diabetes Day is observed on every November 14 to raise awareness.
Here are some important and key factors that you need to take care of so as to stop it from being fatal.
Family History: Knowing your family history goes a long way in preventing or watching against Diabetes.
You inherit a predisposition to the condition and then something in your environment triggers it, especially if there is a history of obesity. Also Type 2 diabetes has a stronger connection to family history and lineage than type 1, however, with proper diagnosis on time it can be kept under control.
Lifestyles Modification: Habits like eating more junk and fatty food, aerated drinks, and erratic meal all contribute towards the risk of having diabetes.
Also every extra hour of sitting increases risk of having diabetes by a fifth, warns the doctor. So, by an intensive lifestyle modification, adopting of healthy diets and increased physical activity, type 2 diabetes can be prevented.
Regular Exercise: Daily exercise for about 30 minutes is essential to your health. This could be a brisk walk, Yoga
Regular Checkups:Regular blood sugar monitoring, a review check-up with your doctors at regular intervals is essential.