Obesity puts Caribbean women at risk for Diabetes


"Following your diabetes treatment regimen and keeping your blood glucose under control is important to avoid serious complications of the disease".

The theme for this year is "Women and Diabetes". According to the group's report, 451 million people have diabetes at present, and that figure is expected to hit 693 million by 2045.

"This new research brings to light the isolation that can come from managing an invisible condition, and how detrimental living with diabetes can be to a person's emotional wellbeing without the right support". She also stated that, "Obesity and physical inactivity put women at excess risk of diabetes".

"Insulin is a hormone made by specialized cells in the pancreas that allows the body to effectively metabolise sugar for later usage".

Whole grains such as wild rice, quinoa, whole grain breads and cereals containing fiber are good for digestive health. For type 1 diabetes, there are no lifestyle changes you can make to lower the risk but in case of type 2, a healthy diet and proper exercise can take you out of the danger zone.

Green veggies such as broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus, carrots.

Professor Gerry Rayman, Senior Diabetologist and lead of diabetes research at Ipswich Hospital's Diabetes Centre, said: "Diabetes is fast becoming the biggest health threat in the United Kingdom and can reduce life expectancy".

The charity is urging the Government to radically improve health outcomes for people with diabetes by committing to sustain transformation funding at current levels of £44 million until at least 2021.

CARPHA said it continues to support member states in their efforts to minimize the impact of diabetes, adding that the Agency is also actively working with partners regionally and internationally including non-governmental organizations to reduce risk factors and chronic diseases in the region.

Guava is a fruit that is packed with natural sugars and is absolutely safe for diabetics to consume.

Dr Susan Nakimera Tumwesigye, a physician at Mengo Hospital, describes gestational diabetes as a type of diabetes that occurs during pregnancy.

The RSA Tower downtown Montgomery will be lit blue Tuesday evening in honor of World Diabetes Day, along with the RSA building in Mobile. World Diabetes Day became an official United Nations Day in 2006 with the passage of United Nation Resolution 61/225.

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