There is need to increase the global awareness about diabetes and this means battling diabetes from the frontline. Quite a lot is involved in battling diabetes of which time isn’t a luxury. Diabetes is a danger to global health, a chronic and incurable disease that results from excess in blood sugar. The awareness created to keep people informed still leaves much to be desired. The World Diabetes Day remains an important reminder to pushing its awareness to the global stage of human health. It is important to keep the public at alert about how diabetes remains a grave condition that is not taken as serious as it should. It remains underestimated in terms of its cost implication, its frequency and it’s bearing on quality of life.
This has continued to impact heavily on resources committed to finding a cure. So in terms of the time, energy, finance, individual and group commitments expended, diabetes research and awareness remains below par.
Signs and Symptoms of Diabetes
Diabetes can be fatal if it is not well managed. It also signals danger if the right prescription drugs to help sustain patients are unavailable or inadequate. So patients can better understand the signs and symptoms of diabetes. If proper awareness is continually carried out, public, these are the symptoms to look out for:
- Excessive thirst and hunger.
- Irregular urination resulting from urinary tract infections
- Weight loss or gain.
- Blurred vision.
- Slow-healing wounds.
- Consistent Nausea
Intensifying Diabetes Awareness
The rise in affected patients will bring about a relative increase in diabetes complications globally. The reason to intensify is for people to know that higher stages of blood glucose are associated with long lasting harm to the body. Below are some ways to create awareness and educate patients on how to take action if they are at risk.
- Encourage potential patients to find out if they are at risk.
- Send out computerized wellness appointment reminders to patients.
- Show your unflinching support for diabetes awareness.
- Be engaged in a step out walk to stop diabetes.
Hard Facts on Diabetes
From available statistics, more than 3 million deaths have been attributed to diabetes. The International Diabetes Federation posits that over 194 million people have diabetes. It thus maintains that the figure will rise to three hundred and thirty three (333) million by the year 2025. This consequence is as a result of the imbalance in dietary patterns as well as sedentary lifestyles.