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WORLD DIABETES DAY AWARENESS IS THE NEED OF THE HOUR

by The Welthi Bureau, November 14th, 2021

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As we celebrate World Diabetes Day, it is indeed our mutual responsibility to shed some light and create awareness about this chronic disease. Do you know? 1 in 2 adults with diabetes remain undiagnosed (232 million). Amongst them, majority have type 2 diabetes. 100 years after the discovery of insulin, millions of people with diabetes around the world cannot access the care they need. People with diabetes require continuous ongoing care and support to manage their condition and avoid complications.

 

Diabetes is a disease that occurs when your blood glucose, also called blood sugar, is too high. Blood glucose is your main source of energy and comes from the food you eat. Insulin, a hormone made by the pancreas, helps glucose from food get into your cells to be used for energy. Sometimes your body doesn’t make enough insulin or doesn’t use insulin well. Glucose then stays in your blood and doesn’t reach your cells says "Dr. Dilip Nandamuri, MD, FCCP, Consultant Physician & Diabetologist, STAR Hospitals

 

 

EARLY SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF TYPE 2 DIABETES

 

  • Frequent urination
  • Increased thirst
  • Always feeling hungry
  • Feeling very tired
  • Blurry vision
  • Slow healing of cuts & wounds
  • Tingling & numbness

 

PRIMARY RISK FACTORS

 

  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Being overweight or obese
  • Unhealthy diet
  • Family history of diabetes
  • Being 45 years of age or older
  • Sudden loss of weight

 

FACTS & FIGURES*

 

  • In India, the number of people with diabetes is expected to rise from 77 million in 2019 to 101 million in 2030
  • India ranks second in the number of people with undiagnosed diabetes
  • Incidentally, India is also home to the second-largest number of children and adolescents aged 0-19 years with type 1 diabetes in the world

 

Recognizing the early signs of diabetes can allow a person to get a diagnosis and treatment sooner. Getting appropriate treatment, making lifestyle changes, and controlling blood sugar levels can greatly improve a person’s health and quality of life and reduce the risk of further complications.

 

Book Appointment: Dr. Dilip Nandamuri, MD, FCCP, Consultant Physician & Diabetologist, STAR Hospitals

 


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