World Diabetes Day
Today is World Diabetes Day, an international awareness campaign designed to create understanding around this incredibly common and debilitating disease. We at FIUTS want to encourage you to participate in this global community day of awareness. There's always something more to learn, so take the time and learn how you can fight against diabetes in your family and community!
This year the theme is Diabetes Concerns Every Family
Here's some important information on warning signs from #worlddiabetesday
3/4 people with diabetes live in low to middle income countries
1-in-2 people living with diabetes remain undiagnosed (212 million)
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"To mark diabetes awareness month and World Diabetes Day 2018 on November 14, the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) is urging families to learn more about the warning signs of diabetes. New research from IDF has discovered that parents would struggle to spot this serious life-long disease in their own children. Despite the majority of people surveyed having a family member with diabetes, an alarming four-in-five parents would have trouble recognizing the warning signs. One-in-three wouldn’t spot them at all.
The findings underline the need for education and awareness to help people spot the diabetes warning signs early.
The warning signs can include: excessive thirst, frequent urination, a lack of energy, blurred vision, slow healing wounds, and numbness in the feet and/or hands."