WEB DESK: World diabetes day is being observed all over the world including Pakistan to spread awareness about diabetes among masses.
World diabetes day is observed on 14 November every year globally and highlights the need to take necessary steps to control and prevent diabetes.
Depression, tension, excessive use of sugar, greasy food are some main reasons behind diabetes.
Diabetes requires proper management of blood sugar levels to control the severe complications associated with it. Diabetes can be managed with simple modifications in diet and lifestyle. Some foods can work wonders in controlling blood sugar levels. These foods can naturally help you control blood sugars and make diabetes management easy.
The IDF Diabetes Atlas 9th Edition reports that the prevalence of diabetes in Pakistan has reached 17.1%, now 148% higher than previously reported. In 2019, over 19 million adults in Pakistan are estimated to be living with diabetes putting them at risk of life-threatening complications. 8.5 million of these 19 million, are undiagnosed and, as a result, may be particularly at risk.
Globally, an estimated 463 million adults are living with diabetes and 55 million are in the Middle East and North Africa region alone.