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Issue 17 World Diabetes Day

November 14 is World Diabetes Day. This year’s exhibition will again provide an array of attractions such as free diabetes health checks, cholesterol and A1c testing, weight & BMI checks, foot and eye checks, product promotions, both families and kids attractions and patient education forums throughout the day. Type 1 diabetes occurs in children or young adults and regular injections of insulin are needed every day or the disease can be fatal. According to World Health Organization (WHO), the number of people suffering from diabetes globally is expected to soar to 592 million by 2035, an increase that health practitioners attribute to a combination of low physical activity and increased uptake of unhealthy food products. With our ageing population and changing lifestyles, chronic diseases will become increasingly prevalent. One of the easiest and most beneficial ways to celebrate WDD is to participate in the Diabetes Hands Foundation’s program: the Big Blue Test. Nutrition is one of the most important pieces of the diabetes puzzle.

If you are overweight or obese, you are at greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes, alterations of hormones such as leptin, cortisol, adiponectin involved in food intake It is important to check these hormones if you are obese or overweight. Prediabetes puts people at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. Many FIP Member Organisations are taking up the responsibility for diabetes awareness and urging their own Members to do the same through the creation and implementation of Public Health Awareness campaigns dealing with the prevention and treatment of diabetes. Dr Ko Ko illustrated the diabetes situation in Myanmar and discussed actions and strategies implemented to curb and prevent the spread of the disease within the country. The Empire State Building, New York’s most famous landmark, was the first building to jointhe World Diabetes Day campaign and agree to light up in blue. It is estimated that one in three residents of the United States will develop diabetes at some point in their life. Elizabeth has had type 1 for almost 23 years, since age 4, and her husband John was also diagnosed with type 1 at age 23.

I will be honored to have a place at the reception in the UN dining room tonight sponsored by the IDF and the Permanent Mission of Bangladesh. Against those figures, the 6% reduced risk of significant weight gain  in those with lower scores on a test for depression Odom et al.

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