A lifelong disease that causes high blood sugar-level, as it affects the way the body converts food into energy. (*1,*2)
As many as 425 million people around the globe have diabetes (*3)
Approximately one-third of all people with diabetes do not know they have the disease (*4)
There are two major types of diabetes, known as type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes (*5)
Early diagnosis and proper management is the first step for living well with diabetes (*5)
The risk of developing type 2 diabetes can be drastically reduced with physical activity and a healthy diet(*5)
What could happen if Diabetes is not treated?
Uncontrolled diabetes increases the risk of developing serious health complications like heart attack, kidney disease and others.
Food and Travel Writer
*This is for patient education purposes only. Please consult your doctor/healthcare practitioner before starting any diet, medication or exercise.
1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Diabetes. Available from: https://www.cdc.gov/media/presskits/aahd/diabetes.pdf. As accessed on: 19/6/2018.
2. Diabetes UK. Diabetes: The basics. Available from: https://www.diabetes.org.uk/diabetes-the-basics. As accessed on: 19/6/2018.
3. International Diabetes Federation. IDF Diabetes Atlas - 8th Edition. Available from: http://www.diabetesatlas.org/across-the-globe.html. As accessed on: 27/6/2018
4. Joslin Diabetes Center. Ten Things You Might Not Know About Diabetes. Available from: http://www.joslin.org/info/10_Things_You_Might_Not_Know_About_Diabetes.html. As accessed on: 19/6/2018.
5. World Health Organization. 10 facts on diabetes (2016). Available from: http://www.who.int/features/factfiles/diabetes/en/. As accessed on: 19/6/2018.