Kinshasahealth – This day aims to raise awareness about the effects and complications of diabetes, which is a disease that increases blood sugar (blood sugar level).
Approximately two out of ten adults worldwide have diabetes, according to a World Health Organization (WHO) document released Tuesday in the ACP countries on the sidelines of World Diabetes Day on November 14th of each year, Maintained in 2018 is "Family and Diabetes ".
Diabetes is a problem that greatly weighs nations as it threatens their health and economic well-being.
According to the WHO, this day aims to raise awareness of the implications and complications of diabetes, which is a disease that increases blood sugar (blood sugar level).
There is type 1 diabetes (which occurs from childhood or of course), type 2 (associated with obesity and a seated and inactive lifestyle), insipidus (caused by a hypothalamus disorder) and diabetes pregnancy (which occurs during pregnancy). These are the conditions that affect how the pancreas (an organ in the digestive system) secretes insulin or how the body reacts to this hormone.
Depending on the type and severity, diabetes is controlled by dietary measures, weight loss, oral medication, or insulin injection or inhalation. The WHO document shows that there is a wide range of short and long-term complications of diabetes, including ocular problems, a significant increase in the risk of heart disease, stroke, kidney death.
This November 14th was established in 1991 by the International Federation of Diabetes and the World Health Organization to cope with the growing number of diabetes and its weight for the country.
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