World Diabetes Day: Managing Diabetes and how to get rid of it ?


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World Diabetes Day is celebrated every year on 14th November with the intent of raising awareness about diabetes. This year’s theme is ‘The Family and Diabetes’!

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Source: International Diabetes Federation

Diabetes is a condition that occurs due to high levels of glucose in the human bloodstream. It occurs when the body doesn’t produce an adequate amount of insulin. Most common forms are diabetes are – Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.

  • Type 1 Diabetes: It is the most acute form of diabetes that affects the way the body processes blood sugar or glucose.
  • Type 2 Diabetes: It is the most common form of diabetes where the pancreas produces little or no insulin.
  • Prediabetes: It is the condition in which blood sugar is high, but not high enough to be type 2 diabetes. The best part is that one can easily get rid of it if they follow the guidelines shared by the doctor.
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Source: IDF

Let’s have a look at some of the facts and figures shared by IDF (International Diabetes Federation):

  • The number of people with diabetes is expected to rise to 522 million by 2030.
  • 3 out of 4 people suffering from diabetes live in low and middle-income countries.
  • 1-in-2 people with diabetes (212 million) remain undiagnosed.
  • Diabetes is a leading cause of heart disease, stroke, blindness, kidney failure and lower limb amputation.
  • 80% of cases of Type-2 diabetes is preventable through the adoption of a healthy lifestyle.
  • Less than 1 in 2 people with diabetes and 1 in 4 family members of people with diabetes have access to diabetes education programme.
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Source: IDF

This World Diabetes Day, we bring you some ways that you should follow to prevent it:

  1. The first step is knowing your blood sugar level. If your age is above 30 years then, you should get your blood sugar levels checked at regular intervals.
  2. Eat a balanced and healthy diet. You need to reduce the high intake of carbohydrates food. Also, reduce fat content in your diet. One should also reduce the intake of salt and sugar. Avoid processed foods whenever possible.
  3. Exercise regularly and don’t live a sedentary lifestyle. Practice Yoga.
  4. Minimise alcohol and tobacco intake. Quit smoking.
  5. Reduce stress by practising meditation and listening to soothing music.

 

Disclaimer: This article is purely meant for educational purpose only. The tips and suggestions should not be treated as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor before starting any fitness programme or making any changes to your diet.

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    • Annie @ MamaDweeb on November 14, 2018 at 23:59
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    I didn’t realize that 522 million ppl might have diabetes. That number seems so high! Thank you for these tips.

    1. Thanks for your kind words

    • Chad on November 15, 2018 at 02:20
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    Thank you so much for this awesome post, love the insights! I recently read that Intermittent fasting also helps, do you know anything about it?

  1. It is so important that we pay attention to our help. This is an amazing day to spread more awareness when it comes to an important health topic.

    1. Thanks for your kind words

    • Gervin Khan on November 15, 2018 at 21:11
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    My mom was diagnosed this year that she have a diabetes that is why we strictly watch her diet and we also advise her to quit her smoking and do a little exercise everyday. This article must be read and share my many so that we can easily spread this awareness to everyone.

    1. Thanks for the kind words

  2. Really great info on diabetes, so far no one has it in our family. But good to read up and learn about this medical issue

    1. That’s great news

  3. Thanks for the information on diabetes. Switching to a plant based diet could reverse type 2 diabetes.

  4. Both my parents and a many of their siblings developed Type 2 diabetes in the mid to late 40’s and I am closely monitoring my blood glucose levels to ensure I don’t develop it too.

    1. That’s a great measure

  5. Great information! Thank you for sharing!

    • Geraline Batarra on November 16, 2018 at 06:00
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    Very interesting and informative post to read today and thanks for sharing this awareness with us.

  6. This is a very informative post. My father had diabetes. I had no idea that the statistics were so high!

    1. It’s on the rise…and rising alarmingly!

  7. I have heard intermittent fasting also helps manage diabetes. Eating whole foods and less sugar is in my opinion the best way live a healthy balance lifestyle.

    1. True that

    • Natasha on November 16, 2018 at 09:24
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    Many people in my family struggle with diabetes. Good read to learn about how to manage it.

    1. Thanks for your feedback

  8. I did have diabetes type 2 – but now am rid of it because of my weight loss 🙂

    1. Congratulations! I wish you all the very best!

    • Madelain on November 17, 2018 at 16:26
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    Great informative post about Diabetes. My mother has diabetes (and has over the pas 15 years). She now is experiencing some heart problems. Crazy to think diabetes is on the rise.

    1. Wishing her a speedy recovery

    • Ernest Onwus on November 19, 2018 at 15:06
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    Very informative post. I have someone that would enjoy this sharing now!

    • Bindu Thomas on November 20, 2018 at 11:01
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    What a helpful post! My family don’t have the diabetes. But we will take care of it. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thanks for reading.

  9. Knowing about it and knowing how to prevent diabetes is of utmost importance, that’s for sure!

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