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Diabetes Awareness

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Awareness about Diabetes and lifestyle modifications for non-medical audience

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Diabetes Awareness

  1. 1. Health Lecture
  2. 2.  Rise in levels of sugar in the blood  High blood sugar damages multiple organ systems in the body
  3. 3.  Starvation Like Situation  Sugar in blood but none for cells  Protein and fat breakdown to form sugar  Cellular damage- multiple organ damage
  4. 4. Type 1 (Lack of Insulin) Type 2 (Resistance to action of Insulin) Gestational (In Pregnancy) Secondary (As a result of other diseases or medicines) Diabetes
  5. 5.  Recurrent infections in females  Blurring of vision  Non healing of wounds
  6. 6.  Visual disturbance  Heart disease  Kidney failure  Diabetic foot
  7. 7.  Blood Samples for sugar ◦ Fasting ◦ After breakfast ◦ Random  Urine sample for sugar  Hb A1 c in blood
  8. 8.  Lifestyle modifications  Diet  Exercise  Meditation  Medicines  Insulin Injections
  9. 9.  30 -45 min per day  Atleast five days a week  10,000 steps per day….5 km/ day  Exercise opportunities in day-to-day activities….walking stairs, playing with kids 50 min 5 days 5 km
  10. 10.  Consult your doctor if you are starting for first time  Keep some healthy snack with you in case you feel giddy  Do NOT Overdo or try do lose weight quickly
  11. 11.  Whole pulses  Beans  Paneer  Low fat curd
  12. 12.  Not fried  Preferably smoked or boiled  Avoid
  13. 13. Wheat, Rice, Jowar, Ragi , Bajra, Barley…High fibre content, calcium, protein
  14. 14.  Energy Rich  Fiber rich  Not more than twice a day  Not more than a fistful at one time
  15. 15.  Vegetable Sandwiches  Fruits  Salads  Low fat milk  Low fat curds  Nuts

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