Diabetes Needs to Be Tested for Regularly

Tue, 21 Sep 2010
Diabetics are far more likely to develop heart disease, kidney disease, as well as other medical problems.

Hence, it is vital to have frequent tests with regard urine, blood, mouth and eyes.

220million plus people across the world are diabetic wide and nearly 80 per cent of diabetes deaths happen in low to middle income countries. The World Health Organisation forecasts that deaths due to diabetes are going to double between 2005 and 2030.

Diabetes is a chronic disease which occurs when the pancreas does not produce adequate insulin or when the body cannot effectively utilise the insulin it produces.

Insulin is the hormone which regulates blood sugar . Hyperglycaemia, or increased blood sugar, is a common effect of uncontrolled diabetes and in time leads to serious damage to some of the body’s systems, in particular, nerves and blood vessels.

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