Mumbai, November 14: With the changing lifestyle of this new era, types of diseases are also changing. Obesity, diabetes and such diseases related to lifestyle problem are becoming more prevalent. Moreover, in middle- and low-income countries diabetes prevalence has been rising. On World Diabetes Day, let’s take a quick overview of diabetes and needed preventive measures.
Harmful consequences of diabetes:
The main problem chronic diabetes patients have to face after a certain time is that they get attacked by several other complicated diseases. Adults with diabetes have a two- to three-fold increased risk of heart attacks and strokes. Even it does not leave your eyes or kidneys alone. Blindness can be one of the worst side effects of diabetes. This comes as a result of long-term accumulated damage to the small blood vessels in the retina. 2.6% of global blindness can be attributed to diabetes. Kidney failure from diabetes is also very common one
People should achieve and maintain healthy body weight; be physically active – at least 30 minutes of regular, moderate-intensity activity on most days. More activity is required for weight control; eat a healthy diet, avoiding sugar and saturated fats intake; and avoid tobacco use – smoking increases the risk of diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.