by Marshaneil Soumi D' Rozario | 14th Nov, 2018
The World Diabetes Day is observed on 14 November each year, across the globe. The prime target is to boost awareness of the impact of diabetes on the family and to encourage the essential role of the family in the management, care, prevention and education of the condition. This particular day is observed to create global attention on the effects of uncontrolled diabetes. Early diagnosis and treatment is key to helping prevent or delay life-threatening complications. For World Diabetes Day in both 2018 and 2019, the theme is 'the family and diabetes', to highlight how diabetes affects not just an individual, but spouses and children.
Dr. Shiv Raj of Kim's hospital shares his valuable knowledge on this occasion. According to him, family support in diabetes care has been shown to have a substantial effect on improving health outcomes for people with diabetes.
They need to maintain and regulate diabetes. If the family member has a past history in diabetes or lifestyle issues, possibly they stand a risk to inherit this condition. More awareness can help them to protect themselves from this condition.
Type 2 diabetes is very rampant today. Diabetes has become the capital of India. Previously, it was considered to be family contributed disease but it is also a lifestyle based condition. The last decade has seen a significant rise in the number of diabetes cases in the younger generation. The focus should be given on knowing the disease and preventing it.
It is a silent disease, routine checkups of blood sugar level of patients and family members are needed. The entire family should cooperate and respect the diabetes patient. The diet plan and regular physical activities should be reviewed. Diabetes management is the right blend of diet, exercise, and medications. It will prevent further diabetic complications in a long run. Like blindness, vision impairments, kidney diseases also dialysis.
Regular sugar check, consulting a doctor should be encouraged along with psychological support, from family to keep them positive and motivated. Awareness can be created amongst youngsters through doctors, awareness programs spread across media, diabetic campaigns or volunteers.
Diabetes is preventable, by regular diet and exercise. Diabetes is a lifelong disease but it can be maintained without any complications with a good quality of life. If they follow the right medications, a good lifestyle, regular checkups and monitor their diet. It is a preventable disorder. Younger generations can take appropriate measures to control diabetes. It should be encouraged to be aware of the condition in order to avoid a long-term problem.
Most diabetics are advised to eat small, frequent meals to ensure that the blood sugar levels do not spike instantly. Diabetes is a chronic condition in which the body's ability to process blood glucose is impaired. Families have a key role to play in addressing the modifiable risk factors for type 2 diabetes and must be provided with the education, resources, and environments to live a healthy lifestyle. Depending on the type and severity, diabetes is controlled by dietary measures, weight loss, oral medication or injected or inhaled insulin.
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