World Health Day – 7th April

Let’s Beat Diabetes Together!

Diabetes is a long term condition which affects the regulation of blood glucose in 350 million people across the world, and is major risk factor for serious diseases such as kidney failure, strokes and heart attacks. Although type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune response, type 2 diabetes is preventable and accounts for 90% of cases worldwide.

The focus of the World Health Day campaign is to enhance care; help prevent type 2 diabetes as a result of bad diet and inactivity; and help promote surveillance of diabetes for earlier diagnosis to reduce complications. Symptoms include frequent urination, thirst and muscle loss amongst fatigue, blurred vision and thrush infections.

The prevalence of diabetes is rising fast, and this is why raising awareness of World Health Day is important to us at Manchester Global Health Society.


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