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World Diabetes Day All about Diabetes and how to prevent it

New Delhi, Thu, 14 Nov 2013 NI Wire

World Health Organisation (WHO) says that Diabetes is a major threat among people globally with 6 percent of the world's population being affected from it.

By 2030, India's diabetes population will cross 100 million. It has become a major problem in our country, as people still neglects the care their body needs.

Diabetes is a chronic disease which cannot be cured but can be controlled.

Diabetes is a metabolic disorder condition where the amount of glucose in our blood is too high, because the body either does not make enough insulin, or can't use it as well as it should. This damages tissues in the body and can lead to other serious diseases as well.

Overweight adults are more prone to diabetes. On losing a kilogram, people reduce their diabetes risk by 16 percent.

Symptoms of diabetes vary from person to person and depend upon the levels of sugar in the blood.

People with diabetes often feel extremely thirsty and need to urinate often. Diabetes also causes extreme hunger, unexplained weight loss, fatigue, blurred vision and high blood pressure.

How to avoid or Control Diabetes:

A healthy lifestyle can help you avoid or control Diabetes. People should exercise regularly, have proper diets and ensure that they get enough of Vitamin D. Diabetic patients should maintain their blood sugar level.

A healthy diet is one in which 40-60 percent calories come from carbohydrates, 20 percent from proteins, and 30 percent or less from fats.

Insulin is the best way to control Diabetes.

Experts say if you are planning overseas trips carry enough medication with yourself. Diabetes must be stable before the trip.

Childhood obesity in kids these days have become a matter of concern. Eating ready-to-eat food, junk foods, food rich in carbohydrates and fats causes obesity, which increases the risk of diabetes in youngster as well.


  • Saturated fats
  • Packaged and ready to eat food
  • Red meat
  • Soft drinks
  • Refined carbohydrates like white bread, white rice, white pasta and potatoes


  • Fats rich in omega 3 fatty acid
  • Plant proteins

At present in developing countries like India, significant amount of counterfeit medication are being sold. In some cases 20-30 percent of pharmaceuticals are not genuine.

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