Diabetes is a complex, chronic illness requiring continuous medical care. Diabetes, a non-communicable disease is becoming one of the major causes of morbidity and mortality in India. After China, India has the world’s largest population living with diabetes and India is considered the DIABETES CAPITAL OF THE WORLD.

 

 This year WHO marks its annual world health day i.e. 7th April 2016 by issuing a call for action on Diabetes.

 

INDIA VS WORLD PREVALENCE OF DIABETES

 

Reasons mainly responsible for this is UNHEALTHY DIETS and PHYSICAL INACTIVITY.

 

 UNHEALTHY DIETS

 

Diabetes mainly responsible for this is UNHEALTHY DIETS

 

 

PHYSICAL INACTIVITY

 

Diabetes mainly responsible for this is PHYSICAL INACTIVITY

 

The complications of diabetes can lead to heart attack, stroke, blindness, kidney failure and lower limb amputation.

 

 Many of these deaths are really preventable through

 

1. Interventions to promote healthy lifestyles.

 

2. Patient education to facilitate self-care.

 

3. Regular screening for early detection and treatment of complications.

 

We should make healthy choices and need to rethink our daily lives.