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Bringing awareness to World Diabetes Day

AWARENESS: World Diabetes Day

NOVEMBER 14 marks World Diabetes Day and this year, the International Diabetes Federation is focussing on women with diabetes as it’s theme.

The campaign is being backed by all major health organisations to draw attention to the issues especially attributed to diabetes and to keep the disease firmly in the public spotlight.

In Streatham, local health expert Donna feels it’s important for everyone to get involved and promote awareness of Type 2 Diabetes and help prevent future generations of women suffering from the disease.

“There are currently over 199 million women living with diabetes and this total is projected to increase to 313 million by 2040. Obesity is the most potent risk factor for Type 2 Diabetes and is the biggest cause for the spread of the condition,” she says.

“It’s only through a shared effort and responsibility that we can get the numbers to fall. Healthy living and exercise is still the best way to treat and prevent Type 2 Diabetes and all the health complications associated with it.”

“Across Great Britain, only 29 per cent of women are meeting recommended physical activity levels so it’s crucial to start to reverse the tide and prevent diabetes from affecting more people this way.”

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