Diabetes Facts you Should know


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Today is World Diabetes Day. Have YOU checked your blood sugar? If you are an Indian you have all the more reasons why you should be careful...one third of all diabetics in the world are Indians! Diabetes leads to chronic kidney disease as well besides heart disease.

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Diabetes Facts you Should know

  1. 2. 1991 World Diabetes Day begins <ul><li>The International Diabetes Federation and the World Health Organization created World Diabetes Day in response to diabetes epidemic </li></ul>
  2. 3. Every year on November 14, World Diabetes Day brings diabetes to the attention of the world.
  3. 4. November 14 is the birthday of Frederick Banting, one of the discoverers of insulin. (c) Banting House National Historic Site of Canada
  4. 5. 2009-2013 Diabetes Education and Prevention <ul><li>The campaign slogan is: </li></ul><ul><li>Let's Take Control of Diabetes. Now. </li></ul>
  5. 6. 2009-2013Understand diabetes and take control
  6. 7. 2009-2013 Understand diabetes and take control
  7. 8. 2009-2013 Understand diabetes and take control
  8. 9. Heart Disease – People with diabetes have a higher risk for heart attack and stroke. Eye Complications – People with diabetes have a higher risk of blindness and other vision problems. Kidney Disease – Diabetes can damage the kidneys and may lead to kidney failure. Nerve Damage (neuropathy) – Diabetes can cause damage to the nerves that run through the body. Foot Problems – Nerve damage, infections of the feet, and problems with blood flow to the feet can be caused by diabetes. Skin Complications – Diabetes can cause skin problems, such as infections, sores, and itching. Skin problems are sometimes a first sign that someone has diabetes. Dental Disease – Diabetes can lead to problems with teeth and gums, called gingivitis and periodontitis Complications of diabetes include: Know more on Heart, Kidney, Skin, Dental Treatment Packages click here
  9. 10. 2009-2013 Let’s Take Control of Diabetes. Now.
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  13. 14. In 2007, the World Diabetes Day logo incorporated the diabetes circle.
  14. 15. The global symbol for diabetes was developed during the Unite for Diabetes campaign. <ul><li>Why a circle? </li></ul><ul><li>A positive symbol across cultures, the circle symbolizes life and health. </li></ul><ul><li>Why blue? </li></ul><ul><li>The colour blue reflects the sky that unites all nations. The blue border of the circle reflects the colour of the sky and the flag of the United Nations. The blue circle signifies the unity of the global diabetes community in response to the diabetes epidemic. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.diabetesbluecircle.org </li></ul>
  15. 16. Join World Diabetes Day: Go blue! Go round!
  16. 17. On November 14, make a difference <ul><li>Every 10 seconds, one person dies of diabetes. </li></ul><ul><li>Every 10 seconds, two people develop diabetes. </li></ul>
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