World Diabetes Day: 1 in 10 adults will suffer from diabetes

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415 million people around the world have diabetes, and the number is expected to increase to 642 million by 2040.

He November 14th World Diabetes Day is celebrated. This day coincides with the birthday of Frederick Banting, who along with Charles Best and John James Rickard Macleod, conceived the idea that led to the discovery of insulin in 1922.

This year's theme is "Beware of diabetes", and will focus on importance of screening for type 2 diabetes and in the need to face the complications suffered by diabetic people.

Early detection to avoid complications of diabetes.

Diabetes is the main cause of cardiovascular disease, blindness, kidney failure and lower extremity amputation.

70% of type 2 diabetes cases could prevent yourself by adopting healthier lifestyles. Being overweight, family history, and a sedentary lifestyle are risk factors for type 2 diabetes.

How much before it is diagnosed, earlier treatment and control can be started, which can improve the chances of pprevent harmful and costly complications.

By 2040, nearly 642 million people around the world will have diabetes.

The diabetes is a chronic disease which occurs when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin or when the body cannot use insulin effectively. There are several types of diabetes: Type 1, Type 2, and gestational diabetes.

He November 14th is he World Diabetes Day, and from Euroresidentes we want to support diabetes patients and increase awareness about the importance of its prevention.

On World Diabetes Day, various activities will be developed in order to show the importance of this disease.

The symbol for this day is the blue circle.

Buildings, monuments and landmarks around the world will be “blue” with special lighting in honor of World Diabetes Day. People are also encouraged to participate with numerous campaigns via social media or by using a blue badge. He regular exercise, he weight control and a healthy life style may reduce the risk of diabetes.

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