As you may know November is Diabetes Awareness month and November 14 is World Diabetes Day. So to help raise awareness throughout the month, IPSF PARO will publish diabetes related content.
Diabetes mellitus is a global health problem today. The main aspects are insulin secretion and/or action defects, resulting in hyperglycemia. If left untreated, there are many possible complications. As future health professionals, it is important for us to help raise awareness to this issue.
Here we go with Day 2 of the Diabetes Month Public Health Series!
There are different types of diabetes with important differences between them. The most common are Type 1 and Type 2. Gestational Diabetes is also a major public health concern. You can find information about each here:http://www.idf.org/types-diabetes. Knowing the type of diabetes is important in choosing the best treatment.
Are you ready for more PARO? Here comes Day 3 of the Diabetes Public Health Awareness Series:
Being a multifactorial disease, there are some aspects that we cannot control. For Type 1 diabetes for instance, it cannot be prevented. On the other hand, Type 2 diabetes can be prevented with a healthy lifestyle (healthy body weight, balanced diet and physical activities). Stress and smoking can be considered risk factors. To read about other risk factors visit: http://www.idf.org/about-diabetes/risk-factors.
Today is World Diabetes Day! There are many activities you, your group or school can organize to help raise awareness to this major health issue. You can share these posts, create a flash mob, give a talk, along any other great ideas you might have! If you have a great idea for your event, please share it with our region at the new IPSF PARO Blog at: http://paro.ipsf.org/?page_id=323