Kinshasahealth "This day aims to raise awareness about the effects and complications of diabetes, which is a disease that increases blood sugar levels (blood sugar levels).
About two out of ten adults worldwide have diabetes, according to a World Health Organization (WHO) document released Tuesday in the ACP countries on the World Diabetes Day, November 14, each year, whose theme held in 2018 is "family and diabetes".
Diabetes is a problem that weighs heavily on nations because it threatens their health and economic prosperity.
According to the WHO, this day aims to raise awareness about the effects and complications of diabetes, which is a disease that increases blood sugar levels (blood sugar levels).
There are Type 1 diabetes (occurring from childhood or natural), Type 2 (linked to obesity and sedentary and inactive lifestyle), diabetes insipidus (caused by a level of hypotension secretion) and pregnancy diabetes (occurring during pregnancy). These are conditions that affect how the pancreas (an organ in the digestive system) secrete insulin or how the body responds to this hormone.
Depending on the type and severity of diabetes, diabetes is controlled by dietary supplements, weight loss, oral drugs or injected or inhaled insulin. The WHO document shows that there are a wide range of cardiovascular and long-term complications of diabetes, including eye problems, significantly increases the risk of heart disease, stroke, kidney death.
This day, November 14, 1991, was launched by the International Diabetes Association and the World Health Organization in 1991 to try to deal with the growing number of diabetes cases and its burden for the country.
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