World Diabetes Day draws near

World Diabetes Day will be marked on November 14, with the aim to raise awareness on prevention and treatment of the illness.

Diabetes is an illness which affects your body’s ability to produce or use insulin.

Genetics, lifestyle and environment can be causes  – eating an unhealthy diet, being overweight or obese and not exercising enough may play a role.

Type 1 diabetes is caused by an autoimmune response.

Over time, diabetes can lead to heart disease and blindness while wounds will struggle to heal.

 

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