Diabetes!! The Modern-Day Vampire

 

There used to be a time when men worked in the fields and factories because these were the only places to work…I mean that was why it was called work—and they could afford to eat any homemade food—because their jobs involved a lot of physical work.

 

But these days the reverse is the case. The world is becoming digitized, and most jobs are now behind a screen. Which is in turn, causing an increase in our waistline and precipitating a physiological breakdown.

 

Even several countries around the world are beginning to be aware of the devastating effects such a looming trend is having on the younger generation. In fact, some states in the US are beginning to implement some eating regiment to their public school systems in other to checkmate health issues that might arise from eating unhealthy foods.

 

The result of eating and not moving a lot is obesity and obesity engenders diabetes, which is a disease that is both life-threatening as it is challenging to manage. Worse still, it becomes increasingly tricky to treat wounds of a diabetic person.

 

According to the world health organization (WHO), the number of individuals living with this life threatning condition has risen from 108million in 1980 to 422 million in 2014.

 

You may not know this, but diabetes has been proven to cause heart attacks, stroke, blindness, and lower-limb amputations.

In 2016 alone, 1.6 million people were recorded dead as a result of diabetes.

 

But what is really diabetes you might say? In simple terms, it is merely a condition in which your pancreas fails to produce enough insulin required by your body system. Worse still, it can also be described as the body not being able to utilize all the insulin produced by your system.

 

I know you are probably wondering what insulin is—well for a better understanding of diabetes in general—see the infographic below:

 

 



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