In commemoration to the World Diabetes Day, the Government of Punjab of Pakistan
has urged people to follow precautions to control the level of diabetes. Diabetes is considered as a long-lasting or chronic health disease that affects the overall process of how the body turns food into energy.
The Government of Punjab took it to Twitter to share the advise with the general public which reads as follows, “ذیابیطس پر قابو پانا ممکن ہے۔ روزانہ کم از کم 30 منٹ چہل قدمی کا معمول بنائیں۔متوازن غذا کا استعمال اور وزن کوکنٹرول کریں۔ اپنی شوگر کا باقاعدہ ریکارڈرکھیں، تشخیص و علاج کیلئے صوبہ بھر کے تحصیل و ضلعی ہیڈ کوارٹر ہسپتالوں میں قائم NCDs کلینک سے رجوع کریں۔”, which translates, “Diabetes can be controlled. Make it a daily routine of at least 30 minutes of walking. Eat a balanced diet and control your weight. Keep a regular record of your diabetes, and refer to NCDs clinics established in Tehsil and District Headquarters Hospitals across the province for diagnosis and treatment.”
The human body breaks down most of the food particles one eats into sugar, i.e. Glucose, and releases it into the bloodstream. When the blood sugar level rises, it signals the pancreas to release insulin. Insulin acts as the main bridge to let the blood sugar into the body’s cells for use as energy.
In the case of diabetes, the human body doesn’t make enough insulin or cannot use it as well as it should. Meanwhile, too much blood sugar stays in the bloodstream when there is not proper insulin or cells stop responding to insulin. Over time, that can result in serious health risks, such as heart disease, vision loss, or kidney disease.
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