Importance Of Diabetes Awareness

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Studies have shown that one in four of every American is under the threat of diabetes.  But most of them are unaware of this fact.  If not detected and treated during the initial days of the disease, it can lead to catastrophic results. Late diagnosis will also make the treatment more complicated and the symptoms very troublesome.  So it is always better to understand the importance of early diagnosis. So persons who have passed their young age should be careful about the probability of diabetes and take preventive healthy steps to make themselves safe from this dreaded disorder of the body.

Diabetes alert day

American diabetes association has decided to observe fourth Tuesday of every March as national awareness day for diabetes.  It is observed as a reminder to the public about the seriousness of this disease and to encourage people to take suitable preventive actions.  This has to be considered as very important and the best way to create awareness. So everyone should give maximum publicity about this day through modern digital media. Below I am giving some best ways to create alertness about disease among the multitude of persons.

Understand the disease

Self awareness can safeguard you from the complications of diabetes. Diabetes is caused as a result of too much of sugar in the blood. Type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes and gestational diabetes are the main types of diabetes. There is very good chance that the gestational diabetes may go away after the completion of the pregnancy period. Type 2 diabetes is very common and is seen in about 95 % of the diabetes patients in the United States. There are simple tests to find out whether one person has succumbed to this type of diabetes or not. If you are aware of its symptoms and signs you can take preventive measures and treatments as soon as the first signs of diabetes are noticed.

Social media

Social media like WhatsApp and Facebook can be used extensively for spreading the important information about the diagnosis and prevention of diabetes. Build awareness about the alert day and take diagnostic tests whenever any change in the important parameters is noticed.

Bring about life style changes

Overweight and exercise have much importance in type 2 diabetes. So it is very important to stay healthy and fit. Check your body mass index and ascertain that it does not increase much more from the normal value of 33. Also understand about the importance of maintaining steady weight and doing regular exercise.

Team up with your friends, neighbors, and colleagues and engage in collective activities to spread the message of precaution to stop diabetes.

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