November is World Diabetes Month and is the world’s biggest diabetes awareness drive. Through the annual celebration, people worldwide spread education and awareness. In general, the elderly is more susceptible to diabetes. That being the case, an adult living with diabetes along with family members need better education. With lifestyle change and professional care from Fallbrook Memory Care Facility, residents living with diabetes can live better.
The alarming rise in diabetes prompted the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and World Health Organization (WHO) to create World Diabetes Day (WDD).
The event became a United Nations Day in 2006. It is observed every 14th of November, the birthday of Frederick Banting, the scientist who led the discovery of insulin.
The annual campaign celebration is in 160+ countries and has a global audience of about 1 billion. Since 1991, the campaign pushes the International Diabetes Foundation’s advocacy efforts. It also promotes a systematic and coordinated approach to the global rise of diabetes.
This year’s theme “Education to Protect Tomorrow” emphasizes the importance of better access to diabetes education for all.
The IDF has an online platform where people with diabetes, like the senior residents of Fallbrook Memory Care Facility, can better understand and manage their condition.
Currently, the IDF launched a global survey to help the organization inform the World Diabetes Day 2022 activities.
If you are a healthcare worker or patient, spare a few minutes of your time to complete the survey.
Getting to Know Diabetes W/ Fallbrook Memory Care Facility
Diabetes is a condition when the body does not produce enough insulin. This leads to too much sugar in the bloodstream. Insulin is a hormone used by the pancreas to help the glucose from food be released into the cells for energy.
Over time, too much sugar in the blood can cause serious medical conditions like cardiovascular disease and kidney failure.
Every 2 minutes, someone is diagnosed with diabetes. In the United States alone as per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are more than 130 million adults with diabetes.
As of this writing, there are about 422 million people worldwide suffering from this chronic condition. And there are an estimated 1.5 million deaths each year because of diabetes.
Diabetes is common among seniors and most of them are unaware that they are living with the condition. The physical, emotional, and mental challenges that come with it can be depressing and overwhelming.
Fallbrook Memory Care Facility is a safe place for your loved providing the care and support that they need. With the help of professionals, this will take away your and their worries because a helping hand is close at hand.
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