Diabetes is the world’s fastest growing chronic disease, which currently affects more than 537 million people. Alarmingly, this number is expected to rise to 643 million by 2030.
Diabetes is a serious & complex chronic disease, which can impact all parts of the body & significantly increases an individual’s risk of developing multiple comorbidities & conditions. Diabetes can have a substantial impact on an individual’s quality of life & is known to reduce life expectancy when not controlled well.
The good news is, Diabetes can be managed effectively through improved disease education (health literacy) & improvements in controllable health & lifestyle factors (self-efficacy).
Understanding Diabetes & improving access to reliable self-management tools, strategies & support systems, can empower individuals to take control of their health care & decrease the rise in Diabetes.
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