World Health Day

World Health Day 2016: Prevent. Treat. Beat diabetes

WHO/ Atul Loke

Over 90 million adults have diabetes in the South-East Asia region. Half of those with diabetes remain undiagnosed. The diabetes epidemic is rapidly increasing across the world, with the documented increase most dramatic in low- and middle-income countries.

A large proportion of diabetes cases are preventable. Maintaining normal body weight, engaging in regular physical activity, and eating a healthy diet can reduce the risk of diabetes. Diabetes is also treatable. Diabetes can be controlled and managed to prevent complications.

WHO is focusing the World Health Day, on 7 April 2016 on diabetes.
The urgent need to ‘Prevent. Treat. Beat diabetes’.