Diabetes is serious, Let’s join hands to #Beat Diabetes
Diabetes is a condition that causes high blood sugar (glucose) levels in the body and does not properly process food for use as energy. When you have diabetes your body doesn’t make enough insulin or can’t use its own insulin as well, that results in sugars to build up in your blood. This is the reason why diabetes is also referred to as sugar. Diabetes can cause some serious complications of health for example blindness, heart disease and kidney failure
Do you feel the following symptoms?
- Thirst / Hunger / Tiredness
- Blurred Vision
- Unhealed cuts/wounds
- Weight loss or gain
Types of Diabetes & How you can control Diabetes!
Type 1 Diabetes
This type of diabetes is categorized as an autoimmune disease. It occurs when the body’s misdirected immune system attacks and destroys insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas. The exact cause of type 1 diabetes is not completely understood. People with type 1 diabetes have to take insulin daily to manage their condition.
Type 2 Diabetes
This type of diabetes usually develops gradually with age and referred as insulin resistance in the body. For some reasons that are still unclear, the cells of the body become unable to use insulin effectively. This resistance makes the body’s fat, liver, and muscle cells unable to take in and store glucose that is required for energy. The abnormal accumulation of glucose (blood sugar), called hyperglycemia, impairs body functions.
Type 2 diabetes is common in people who are overweight and sedentary. However, family history and genetics also play a major role in type 2 diabetes.
Gestational diabetes is defined as blood-sugar elevation that affect the women during pregnancy; it is known to affect around three to eight percent of women. Left undiagnosed or untreated Gestational diabetes can lead to serious problems such as high birth weight and breathing problems for the baby. All pregnant women undergo for the gestational diabetes test between 24 and 28 weeks of pregnancy, as this is when this problem usually originates. Gestational diabetes usually resolves in the mother after the baby is born, however, insights demonstrate that women who have gestational diabetes have a widely greater chance of developing type 2 diabetes within five to 10 years.
What #Beatdiabetes Campaign aims to do?
Promote awareness about diabetes prevention and a cure.
Promote a healthy and active living style.
Promote a healthy diet.
Encourage self-check and close monitoring.
How can you be part of our campaign #BeatDiabetes?
Join us in our struggle to beat diabetes by sharing awareness about the preventative and curative measures for diabetes. Share this message across on social media and also deliver the oral message to people you meet. Feel free to share your personal experience by using #BeatDiabetes
- Don’t remain silent, speak up!!!
- Feel free to share your personal experience by using #BeatDiabetes
- Share your story about managing diabetes that might be a source of motivation for others.
- Share our diabetes awareness videos across social media.
- Be our ambassador and share our word.
- Get your family members checked for diabetes.
- Guide you loved ones about diabetes preventative measures.