Since its creation in 1991, the World Diabetes Day, organized every November 14, is the symbol of a collective mobilization. Its goal: to make diabetes better known, its management and especially the means to prevent it.
With 400 million people with diabetes worldwide, it's a real pandemic and a major public health issue. Information, prevention, care and support for patients are essential aspects of rolling back the disease. Unfortunately today there is no way to cure the disease.
Healthcare professionals and the general public need to be aware of the importance of prevention in identifying risks early, preventing them and controlling them .
Even if the heredity plays a role in its emergence, we associate the growing prevalence of diabetes with diet and lifestyle: abundance of refined sugars, saturated fat and meat, dietary fiber, overweight, lack of physical activity. As these characteristics increase in a given population, the incidence of diabetes increases.
I have in my family a lot of diabetics, among others my brother who discovered that he was diabetic at the age of 14 years. However some announcer signs did not worry my parents: obesity, need to drink, need to urinate, slower healing ...
It was by chance that my aunt had come on vacation, she also diabetic, proposed to test each member of the family. This is where blood glucose raised a huge sugar level with more than 3g in the blood (normally between 0.80g and 1.20g on an empty stomach). Following this, the finding of type 2 diabetes, insulin care by injection, dietary diet.
For my mother, she also had diabetes after her last pregnancy when she was 42 years old. Normally gestational diabetes only last during pregnancy, but having many diabetics in the family, it remained even after childbirth.
Writted by Jordy Forget
Sources : https://www.federationdesdiabetiques.org/federation/actions/journee-mondiale-du-diabete