Diabetes; A Metabolic Disease’s Endemic to Pakistan
Diabetes – A metabolic disorder in which a person has high blood sugar levels due to an inability to produce insulin hormone. Insulin controls the blood sugar levels in the blood and secreted by the liver, the biggest gland in the human’s body.
About 29 percent of the world’s population is obese and the obesity categories as obesity Class 1, obesity Class 2, and obesity Class 3. As per the recent survey report, about 50 percent of Pakistan’s population is obese and obesity is one of the most leading factors to diabetes. Diabetes patients may end up with heart disease, kidney failure, or amputation if proper measures to cope with the disease are not adopted. It is suggested by experts for a diabetic to administer timely oral medicines, do regular exercise, pursuing a healthy lifestyle, and nevertheless put on insulin to control the menace.
It is recommended for diabetes patients to take extra care of their feet in order to avoid the possible foot ulcers. They need to wash their feet with lukewarm water, dry them, and especially do avoid feet injuries. A diabetic can sharply recover the feet ulcers and avoid the amputation of feet and legs if they put on insulin. Insulin keeps the tight control of sugar levels by interconversion of glycogen into glucose and glucose back into glycogen as per body needs.
About 1 in every 10 women in Pakistan is diabetic and most of them don’t have access to education, treatment facilities. Gestational diabetes is another big concern for the country. About 1 in every 7 pregnant women stuck up with gestational diabetes. PES has held several conferences for spreading awareness among the people in general and among the physicians in particular.
The government should devise a plan for the awareness of the public about the repercussions of the disease and ways to cope with the disease after being entrapped. Doctors whether they belong to the public sector or private clinics must visit the public gatherings I.e., schools, universities, colleges to change the public perception about the disease’s control and to teach them the importance of a healthy lifestyle. It’s pretty good if you are educated, well mannered, and above all well-wisher of the others but keeping your surroundings in dark is likely to live behind the bars.
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