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Beat Diabetes

The 07th of April is world health day and the theme for this year is “Beat Diabetes”

Key facts about Diabetes:

  • In 2014 the global prevalence of diabetes was estimated to be 9% among adults aged 18+ years.
  • In 2012, an estimated 1.5 million deaths were directly caused by diabetes and More than 80% of diabetes deaths occur in low and middle-income countries.
  • World Health Organization predicts that diabetes will be the 7th leading cause of death in 2030.
  • A healthy diet, regular physical activity, maintaining a normal body weight and avoiding tobacco use can prevent or delay the onset of diabetes type 2.

The lesson learned on diabetes is prevention is the cure, start with healthy eating pattern, exercise and avoid tobacco or alcohol use.