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Diabetes: Awareness is the key

| Updated: October 21, 2017 06:29:05

Diabetes: Awareness is the key
THE number of diabetes patients is increasing in the world and our country is no exception. A staggering number of 422 million people in the world are diabetic. Every year, 1.5 million people die of different diseases with clear links to diabetes. In our country around nine million people are suffering from diabetes and half of them do not know about it. Diabetes is increasing in south Asia and 75 per cent of patients live in poor and low income countries. Poorly controlled diabetes leads to blindness, kidney failure and many more health complications. We should follow a healthy life style with regular workouts and balanced diet. If we live a healthy life we can also encourage our children to do the same.
Asma Ahmed
Norda, Dhaka

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