World Diabetes Day highlights importance of care, timely treatment
LAHORE: (Suno News) World Diabetes Day was observed across the world including Pakistan on Tuesday.
The day highlighted the importance of timely treatment and access to correct information and necessary care about the disease.
On the occasion of World Diabetes Day, various programmes were organised by government and non-government institutions and hospitals with regard to awareness about diabetes.
Health experts said diabetes is more complicated and dangerous than other diseases.
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According to the World Health Organisation, 30.8 percent of Pakistan’s population is suffering from diabetes.
In terms of patients, China has the highest number of diabetes patients with 140 million people, while India is second with 70 million patients and Pakistan is third with more than 30 million patients.
Diabetes causes many different diseases. World Diabetes Day was observed for the first time in 1991, while in 2006, the United Nations (UN) declared November 14 as World Diabetes Day.
There are many types of diabetes but the cases related to Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes are more common.
In Type 1 diabetes, the patient’s pancreas stops making the hormone insulin, causing the blood glucose levels to rise, but this has been linked to genetics and viral infections. About ten percent of people with diabetes have Type 1 diabetes.
On the other hand, in Type 2 diabetes, the pancreas does not produce enough insulin or the hormone does not work properly.
World Diabetes Day 2023: Focusing on Access to Diabetes Care.
People with diabetes require ongoing care and support to manage their condition and avoid complications.
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Diabetes is spreading with each passing day in Pakistan. People suffering from obesity are more likely to fall prey to diabetes.
Diabetes is a silent killer, in which the pancreas stops producing insulin. The symptoms are:
Delayed wound healing
A family history of diabetes
Blood fat imbalance
The best treatment for diabetes is complete self-restraint, walking, and exercise. Diabetes patients take different types of medicines while some patients also use insulin.