You are at RISK…

November 14, 2009 at 2:42 pm 9 comments

If you think excessive intake of sugar can cause diabetes, or it is an old people’s disease then you need to get your facts right. WHO did the right think by marking November 14 every year as the ‘ World Diabetes Day’. Especially in context to the Indian population as not only is India the world capital for diabetes but also the number of juvenile diabetic cases in our country are going up steadily. If you tick one or more options listed below then you could be in a pre diabetic stage, which can be asymptomatic till it is full blown and the signs start to show up:

 Have diabetes in family

 A sedentary lifestyle

Zero exercise regime

High cholesterol diet ( excessive intake of junk/fatty food)

Smoker

 Hypertension

If you choose to ignore then it can slowly eat up your system as the disease effects every organ of the body; from your eyes to kidneys. Oh yes, it also doubles your chances of getting a heart attack.

Apart from the hereditary factor it is totally a lifestyle ‘killer’ illness. The amount of junk food, aerated beverages and lack of physical activity is a tri-comb that makes a child prone to diabetes. Parents need to think what is an easier to do; monitoring your child’s diet or monitoring his insulin injections and sugar levels.

Obesity is another major factor that makes you vulnerable. So every bite into that juicy burger eventually shows on your waist and you may not walk for a healthy life but it takes you a step closer to diabetes.

Diabetes is something you can live with the help of insulin injections closely monitored blood sugar levels, regular health check-ups etc. But prevention is simpler, in your hands and achievable. Just eat right, go for regular walks and exercise.

Lets become the World Capital for controlling and bringing down the number of diabetic cases than adding to the existing figure!

AND for those who don’t know diabetes is interlinked with many other ailments- one of them being heart disease- a check on your sugar levels can add a million heart beats to your life

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9 Comments Add your own

  • 1. bikram  |  November 14, 2009 at 3:28 pm

    No no no.. tea..white.TWO sugars.. Please…. and get that gulab jamun and the ladooo.. and the jalebi’s … yummy… Diabetes WHAT diabetes :)…

    I shall keep a check though..

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  • 2. Mayur  |  November 15, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    Thank for scaring the heck out of me… Grrrr!

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  • 3. Gaurav  |  November 15, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    Prevention is better than cure!

    PS: Good post.

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  • 4. Smita  |  November 16, 2009 at 12:27 pm

    wow.. informative post. And a source of scare too eeek!
    I better get myself checked up asap!

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  • 5. delhizen  |  November 16, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    @ Mayur…did I scare you ;). Imagine I go thru this all day since I work with a hospital and I am surrounded by docs! I diluted the info as much so that it doesnot freak you guys out 🙂 Trust me.

    @ Smitzy: Please take Bikram along for the tests he seems to be gorging on a lot of all that food that needs to kept at bay 🙂

    @ Gaurav: Thanks for appreciating the article.. tell me what stuff you like to read I will try & post something on those lines

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  • 6. Binit Agrawal  |  November 17, 2009 at 5:36 pm

    @ pallavi.. This diluted info is no less scary. Thanks for not posting the original matter!!!!

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  • 7. Prateek  |  November 18, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    Live your life to the fulll and stop worrying about it. Do some excercises daily and eat whatever you want to eat. And yes, junk food is OK as long as you don’t eat it for every meal.
    Walking is no excercise unless you are doing atleast 6-7 Km daily.
    P.S. Pallavi….you don’t scare me.

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  • 8. Savitha  |  December 11, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    Exactly, what I feel. This was more than what I expressed. Thank you for the write-up!!

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  • 9. delhizen  |  December 12, 2009 at 11:10 am

    Nice to see you hear Savitha :)!

    m glad you found the article useful..keep coming!

    Reply

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