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Diabetes is a chronic disease that can lead to severe health complications. To raise your awareness about this disease, please view this slideshow.

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  1. 1. World Health Day 7 April, 2016 BEAT DIABETES
  2. 2. What is DIABETES? Diabetes is a chronic disease characterized by the inability of the body to produce insulin or to properly use the insulin it produces. Insulin is a hormone that controls the amount of blood glucose (sugar). Diabetes leads to high blood sugar levels that can damage organs, blood vessels and nerves. Our body needs insulin to use sugar as an energy source.
  3. 3. Types of DIABETES:
  4. 4. Symptoms of DIABETES:  Increased thirst  Frequent urination  Extreme hunger  Unexplained weight loss  Presence of ketones in the urine  Fatigue  Irritability  Blurred vision  Slow-healing sores  Frequent infections
  5. 5. Treatment for DIABETES: Type 1 DIABETES treatment includes: • Taking insulin • Carbohydrate counting • Frequent blood sugar monitoring • Eating healthy foods • Exercising regularly and maintaining a healthy weight
  6. 6. Treatment for DIABETES: Type 2 DIABETES treatment includes: • Healthy eating • Regular exercise • Possibly, diabetes medication or insulin therapy • Blood sugar monitoring
  7. 7. Treatment for DIABETES: Gestational DIABETES treatment includes: • Monitoring blood sugar • Healthy diet • Regular physical activity • Taking diabetes medicines or insulin shots • Close monitoring of baby’s growth
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