Kinshasahealth – The aim of this day is to raise awareness of the effects and complications of diabetes, which is the disease that increases blood sugar (blood sugar level).
Two in ten adults in the world have diabetes, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) document released on Tuesday at the ACP at the bottom of World Diabetes Day on November 14th each year, whose theme Has & # 39; To keep in 2018 is "Family and Diabetes".
Diabetes is a problem that is heavy on nations because it threatens their health and economic prosperity.
According to WHO, the aim of this day is to raise awareness of the effects and complications of diabetes, which is a disease that increases blood sugar (blood sugar level).
Type 1 diabetes (which appears from childhood or natural), type 2 (related to obesity and sedentary and inactive lifestyle), diabetes insipidus (caused by the hypothalamus level of secretion abnormality) and gestational diabetes (which occurs during pregnancy). These are conditions that affect how the pancreas (organ in the digestive system) hides insulin or how the body reacts to this hormone.
Depending on the type and severity, diabetes is controlled by dietary measures, weight loss, oral medications, or insulin spraying or breathing. The WHO document states that there is a wide range of short-term and long-term complications of diabetes, including eye problems, a significant increase in the risk of heart disease, stroke, kidneys of death.
The International Diabetes Federation and World Health Organization was set up on this day in November 14 in 1991 to try and cope with the increasing number of diabetes cases and a burden for the country.
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