Lets Call off Social Boundaries this Worlds Diabetes Day

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  • Every year on 14th November, world celebrates World Diabetes Day since 1991.

Every year since 1991, the world celebrates World Diabetes Day on November 14th. This day was proclaimed by the International Diabetes Foundation and the World Health Organization to mark the discovery of a treatment that has saved millions across the globe. This day proffers an opportunity to raise awareness about diabetes and the need to control it in its early stages. 2021 marks the of the historic century since 1921, when Dr Frederick Banting and Dr. Charles Best developed insulin. Despite the prodigious growth in the medical industry, low income countries still struggle to strike a balance between the disease and its cure. Considering the 100 th year as an opportunity to bring about meaningful change, the WHO aims to track and educate more than 400 million people across the world who are living with diabetes working on the theme “Access to Diabetes Care.” Reports state that by the end of 2030, diabetes in India will affect 578 million people, and by 2045, 700 million people will be reporting this metabolic condition. In India, approximately 77 million people have been affected by diabetes, so far. With the pandemics emergence, people have been cautious about health, diabetes has become morea threat. However, access to diabetes care is lacking in several regions; lack of appropriate facilities for diabetes care, an inadequate infrastructure, scarcity of trained healthcare personnel are still concerns. Diabetic people require access to affordable holistic medical care and support for management, treatment. Over 422 million people worldwide have diabetes, with the majority living in low-and middle-income countries, and 1.5 million deaths are directly attributed to diabetes each year. Diabetes is a metabolic disorders, that hinders insulin secretion, insulin action, or both, this in turn leads to disturbances of carbohydrate, fat, and protein metabolism with chronic hyperglycemia (high glucose) as the central abnormality.

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