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HOW DIABETES AFFECTS YOUR HEALTH

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Let me start with some statistics right at the outset.

a) A staggering 415 million people are suffering from diabetes all over the world.

b) This figure is expected to rise to 642 million by the year 2040.

c) A 2015 survey suggests, one in 11 adults has diabetes.

d) One in two adults with diabetes is undiagnosed.

e) Every 6 seconds, one person dies from diabetes.

These statistics are not just alarming, but extremely concerning. From what was once known as a lifestyle disease, Diabetes has spread like wildfire and has engulfed almost one person in every family across the world. To seek more, I spoke to Caroline Grundy, Nutritionist, and Blogger, about the art of managing diabetes.

Diabetes affects individuals differently, depending on the type/kind of diabetes one is suffering from. For e.g. Type 1/Type A Diabetes is an autoimmune disorder, wherein the body just can’t produce any insulin and for which, insulin injections is the only remedy. Type 2/Type B Diabetes, on the other hand, is a condition wherein the insulin is produced, but the body can’t use it effectively. Hence, portion and diet control is the only remedy in such cases.

Then again there’s the glycemic index, which actually is a measure of how soon blood sugar levels rise after eating particular food items. To explain, although a chocolate bar might seem high on GI, it is actually a loaf of bread that’s a sugar bomb and can aggravate your condition.

Do watch the video below, to have a better understanding of how you can manage your diabetes and noting down the pointers will do no harm either.

In most cases, Diabetes is a life-long condition and the only way one can lead a healthy life even with Diabetes, is by managing it well. So eat healthy, exercise regularly, and try and master the art of managing your diabetes. Would like to hear more from you which could probably throw more light on this.

Love and Health,
Uma

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