World Diabetes Day

November 14th marks World Diabetes Day and according to a study published in The Lancet, South Africans are the most obese nation in sub-Saharan Africa and among the most obese nations in the world. Obesity increases our risk of many debilitating and deadly diseases, including heart disease and certain cancers.
It is also a primary driver of type 2 diabetes, with 90% of patients categorised as either overweight or obese.
Diabetes Stats
One of the dangers of diabetes is that it is a “silent” disease, meaning that we often aren’t aware of symptoms or complications early. Symptoms of diabetes may therefore occur suddenly. However, there are two types. Type 1 diabetes results from an autoimmune reaction and usually appears in adolescents and young adults. Type 2 diabetes develops over the course of many years and is associated with excess weight, a poor diet and a lack of exercise.
Common Diabetes Symptoms
How to lower your diabetes risk
What does diabetes do to the body
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