On World Diabetes Day, we raise awareness about diabetes, its symptoms, prevention, and potential complications. Diabetes is a chronic condition characterized by high blood glucose levels. Common symptoms include increased thirst, frequent urination, unexplained weight loss, fatigue, and blurred vision.
Prevention plays a crucial role in combating diabetes. Adopting a healthy lifestyle, including regular exercise, a balanced diet, and maintaining a healthy weight, can significantly reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Regular screenings and early detection are essential, as they allow for timely intervention and management.
If left uncontrolled, diabetes can lead to various complications. These include cardiovascular diseases, kidney damage, nerve damage, eye problems, and foot complications. Managing blood glucose levels, monitoring blood pressure and cholesterol, and receiving regular medical check-ups are vital in preventing or minimizing these complications.