World Diabetes Day has become an important celebration for residents of all countries, which is celebrated on November 14. This festival is a global campaign that aims to inform people about the problems they face with diabetes, as the number of victims of this terrible disease grows tirelessly. Diabetes has a chronic course in which the body's ability to process glucose within acceptable limits is affected. According to statistics, diabetes has become one of the most common health problems recently.
Although the disease can not be completely cured, the health status of diabetes can be managed. This is assisted by a diet and physical activity correctly selected by the doctor, combined with taking medications. Most diabetics are advised to eat in small portions, but often. This ensures that blood sugar does not increase instantaneously.
The history of the creation of World Diabetes Day and its negative consequences
On December 20, 2006, the UN signed an appointment date for November 14 as World Diabetes Day. This holiday aims to increase public awareness about diabetes, how to prevent it and the possible complications. However, it promotes help and care for people who suffer from this disease. The media around the world are conducting information on the causes of diabetes and on how to fight this disease.
The official UN symbol for World Diabetes Day is a blue circle. Its inner diameter is 70% from the outside. This symbol is used along with the slogan "Unite in the fight against diabetes." This image was chosen because it represents the unit, life, peace and health.
The generic name of a disease such as diabetes can be applied to a variety of human health conditions, including type I and type II diabetes, insipid diabetes and gestational diabetes. The diagnosis depends on the conditions that affect the amounts in which the pancreas secretes a hormone called insulin and how the organism reacts.
From the type, diabetes is easily controlled by dietary indications, weight loss, oral medications, as well as inhaled or injected insulin. There is a wide variety of short-term and long-term complications that can occur with diabetes, including foot problems, vision and vascular disorders.
What is the difference between the two most common types of diabetes?
When type I diabetes mellitus occurs, the human body can not produce insulin in the correct amount. This hormone allows you to eliminate blood glucose and deliver it to the cells. Thus, the body is saturated with energy and accumulates it. Insulin has many other roles, because it also affects the metabolism of proteins and fats. Only 5% of people with diabetes have exactly the type I of this disease. Although this disease can overcome a person at any age, it is often diagnosed in young children, as well as in young people.
The main reason for the onset of type II diabetes is usually a condition in which the body stops taking the insulin correctly. The pancreas begins to produce an additional amount of this hormone so that the glucose stays at a stable level. Over time, the body produces something similar to an immune insulin and does not respond. The level of glucose increases and the person is in pre-diabetes status. Then, when the blood test shows an increase in the maximum permitted amount of sugar, then a patient diagnosed with type II diabetes. By the way, it is its most common form.
Statistics on the number of people with diabetes
More than 400 million people worldwide have diabetes. Unfortunately, about 5 million patients in one year die from this disease. Sanitary organizations are also worried that in recent years, the number of victims of diabetes is growing ever faster. Increasingly young people face heart disease leading to the development of diabetes. That's why raising awareness of humanity about this disease through World Diabetes Day is extremely important to keep a healthy society and help those who have already faced problems.