Diabetes – A New Global Threat


Now a days Diabetes is slowly becoming new threat for everyone worldwide. Diabetes, often referred to by doctors as “diabetes mellitus, describes a group of metabolic diseases in which the person has high blood glucose (blood sugar), either because insulin production is inadequate, or because the body’s cells do not respond properly to insulin, or both”. In India Diabetes is spreading enormously, as due to illiteracy majorly in eating habits and individual life style.   The current research clearly demonstrates its prevalence globally and measures to treat it naturally, and remedial measures to be taken to prevent further spread of threat in society.   The main concept behind the work is to educate society about what is diabetes and to discuss the myths associated with it. Diabetes is the fastest growing chronic condition in India; increasing at a faster rate than other chronic diseases such as heart disease and cancer. All types of diabetes are increasing in prevalence: Type 1 diabetes accounts for 10% of all diabetes and is increasing Type 2 diabetes accounts for 85% of all diabetes and is increasing Gestational diabetes in pregnancy is increasing. Diabetes is recognized as the world’s fastest growing chronic condition. The number of people with type 2 diabetes is growing in each country. In 2015, diabetes caused 5.1 million deaths globally. World Diabetes Day is celebrated on November 14 each year. This day engages millions of people worldwide in diabetes advocacy and awareness activities in response to growing concerns about the escalating health threat that diabetes now poses globally. World Health Day on April 7 2016 will also be dedicated to raising awareness about diabetes.

Keywords: – Diabetes, type-1, type-2, A1C, FPG, PP.

Gangrade Sandeep

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