The Theme of 2016’s World Diabetes Month is “Eyes on Diabetes”. Diabetes screening is important to ensure those with type II diabetes are diagnosed early so they can protect their health and reduce the risk of serious and even deadly complications. Some risk factors for type II diabetes include:
- Family history
- Being overweight
- Sedentary lifestyle
- Unhealthy diet
Those who are struggling with diabetes need to educate themselves on controlling their disease with exercise, proper diet, and medications. Those who are at risk for diabetes need to take charge of their health and have regular screenings to protect their bodies from the ravages of this disease. The good news is, diabetes can be controlled but people need to be aware of how to take charge of their health and when to seek medical care.
Diabetes does not have to be a silent killer. During the month of November, it is hoped more people will seek testing to ensure they do not have the disease and those who have already been diagnosed will take care of their health.
If you have diabetes and would like to find out more about the Synexus diabetes studies in different centres, go to:
Synexus Diabetes Page
Information and content is provided for general, informational, and educational purposes only and must not be used to substitute professional advice, diagnosis or treatment provided by a physician or other qualified and licensed healthcare advisor or medical professional, or replace person to person examination and consultation.
Ref: International Diabetes Federation – www.idf.org