World Diabetes Day (WDD) was created in 1991 by IDF and the World Health Organization in response to growing concerns about the escalating health threat posed by diabetes. The campaign draws attention to issues of paramount importance to the diabetes world and keeps diabetes firmly in the public and political spotlight.
Diabetes is a chronic disease that affects millions of people around the world. It is characterised by high blood sugar levels, which can damage organs and tissues over time. Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness, kidney failure, and amputations and also a significant risk factor for heart disease, stroke, and other serious health complications.
This year’s theme of “Access to Diabetes Care”, promotes awareness of type 2 diabetes risk, prevention and timely treatment.
What you can do:
- Know your risk for diabetes. If you have any of the risk factors for diabetes, such as obesity, family history, or high blood pressure, talk to your doctor about getting tested.
- Make healthy lifestyle choices. Eating a nutritious diet, exercising regularly, and maintaining a healthy weight can help prevent or delay the onset of diabetes.
- Get regular screening and monitoring. If you have diabetes, it is vital to get regular screening and monitoring to manage your blood sugar levels and prevent complications.
At the Duchess, we offer a wide range of services, including Diabetes education and counselling, Medical nutrition therapy, Medication management, Insulin pump and CGM therapy, Nephrology care, and Cardiovascular care. We are here to help you manage your diabetes and live a healthy life. Contact us today.
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