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World Diabetes Day

Today is World Diabetes Day.

Diabetes is a chronic condition that affects over half a billion people worldwide and requires daily monitoring and self-care to manage.

Type 1 diabetes cannot be prevented or cured, it can be managed with insulin and healthy lifestyle choices that can reduce complications.

Type 2 diabetes is often categorised as a lifestyle disease and can be prevented or delayed by the following:

  • Maintaining a healthy weight
  • Regular physical activity
  • Making healthy food choices
  • Managing blood pressure
  • Managing cholesterol
  • Not smoking

You can ask your doctor about your risk of diabetes. They can help you access the required testing and help you understand your specific lifestyle risks.

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