Kinshasahealth – This day is aimed at raising awareness about the effects and complications of diabetes, which is a disease that increases blood sugar (blood sugar level).
About two out of ten adults around the world have diabetes, according to a World Health Organization (WHO) document published Tuesday in the ACP on the World Diabetes Day on November 14, each year, the topic of which is "Family and Diabetes" in 2018.
Diabetes is a problem that strives to a large extent by nations as it endangers their health and economic prosperity.
According to VHO, this day aims to raise awareness of the effects and complications of diabetes, which is a disease that increases blood sugar (blood sugar level).
There are type 1 diabetes (which occurs from childhood or natural), type 2 (associated with obesity and sedentary and inactive lifestyle), diabetes insipidus (caused by abnormal secretion at the level of the hypothalamus) and gestational diabetes (occurring during pregnancy). These are conditions that affect how the pancreas (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 diet, weight loss, oral medicines or injected or inhaled insulin. The WHO document suggests 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, kidney death.
On November 14, 1991, the International Federation for Diabetes and the World Health Organization launched a series of diabetes and its burden on the country.
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