Uncategorized

Diabetes increasing COVID risks, showing need to strengthen health systems

“Many efforts have been made to prevent and treat diabetes”, but the disease continues to rise rapidly in low and middle income countries, those “least well-equipped with the diagnostics, medicines, and knowledge to provide life-saving treatment”, said Secretary-General António Guterres.

This reflects an increase in associated risk factors, such as being overweight or obese.

Diabetes is a major cause of blindness, kidney failure, heart attack, stroke and lower limb amputation, and the COVID-19 pandemic has brought additional pain to those requiring regular care and treatment who struggle to access therapies for their condition.

Hope ahead

A healthy diet, physical activity and not smoking can prevent or delay Type 2 diabetes, formerly called non-insulin-dependent or adult-onset diabetes, the UN said.

Moreover, the disease can be treated and its consequences avoided or delayed with medication, regular screening and treatment for complications.

Next year, WHO is launching the Global Diabetes Compact, “a new initiative that will bring structure and coherence to our complementary efforts to reduce the burden of diabetes”, informed Mr. Guterres.

“Let us work together to make sure that, through this ambitious and much-needed collaboration, we will soon be talking about the decline in diabetes as a public health problem”.

Hailing nurses

The theme for World Diabetes Day 2020 is “The Nurse and Diabetes”, which aims to raise awareness around the crucial role of these health care professionals in supporting people living with diabetes.

Nurses, who currently account for over half of the global health workforce, also help people living with a wide range of health concerns.

People living with diabetes face a number of challenges, and education is vital to equip nurses with the skills to support them.

“As we strive to overcome the pandemic, let us do our utmost to ensure Universal Health Coverage, strengthen health systems and advance good health and resilience for all”, the UN chief said.

More on Humanitarian Post:

46 Comments

  1. After exploring a number of the articles on your site, I really appreciate your way of blogging. I saved as a favorite it to my bookmark website list and will be checking back in the near future. Please visit my web site too and tell me your opinion. Hedvige Sherman Thurber

  2. This is really interesting, You are a very skilled blogger.
    I have joined your rss feed and look forward to seeking more of your excellent post.
    Also, I have shared your site in my social networks!

  3. The road seemed to stretch on endlessly before us, but Alexis assured me that our journey was near an end. We’d turn before long into thick woods and travel through narrow, winding roads until we reached her family’s cabin. I had no choice but to trust her as GPS had given out nearly 20 minutes ago.

    “There’s good wifi and okay reception at the cabin,” she’d told me, “but you can’t get there unless you know the way.”
    https://telegra.ph/Evelyn-02-21
    So here I was, driving alone in the middle of god knows where with a girl who was my student just a couple of weeks ago. Her and her four best friends had been together from first grade all the way through high school and now they had graduated with very different futures ahead of them. They had decided to kick off “the best summer ever” with a week long stay at Alexis’s family cabin. Alexis and I were heading up before everyone else, the four other girls and four guys.

  4. The road seemed to stretch on endlessly before us, but Alexis assured me that our journey was near an end. We’d turn before long into thick woods and travel through narrow, winding roads until we reached her family’s cabin. I had no choice but to trust her as GPS had given out nearly 20 minutes ago.

    “There’s good wifi and okay reception at the cabin,” she’d told me, “but you can’t get there unless you know the way.”
    https://rentry.co/73ymg
    So here I was, driving alone in the middle of god knows where with a girl who was my student just a couple of weeks ago. Her and her four best friends had been together from first grade all the way through high school and now they had graduated with very different futures ahead of them. They had decided to kick off “the best summer ever” with a week long stay at Alexis’s family cabin. Alexis and I were heading up before everyone else, the four other girls and four guys.

  5. I am grateful to you for this beautiful content. I have included the content in my favorites list and will always wait for your new blog posts.

  6. The road seemed to stretch on endlessly before us, but Alexis assured me that our journey was near an end. We’d turn before long into thick woods and travel through narrow, winding roads until we reached her family’s cabin. I had no choice but to trust her as GPS had given out nearly 20 minutes ago.

  7. Hmm it looks like your blog
    ate my first comment (it was super long) so I
    guess I’ll just sum it up what I submitted and say, I’m thoroughly enjoying your blog.

    I as well am an aspiring blog blogger but I’m still new to the whole
    thing. Do you have any suggestions
    for first-time blog
    writers? I’d certainly appreciate it.

  8. Hey there! I realize thhis іs somewhat off-topic Ьut
    I needed too aѕk. Ɗoes operating ɑ welⅼ-established website ⅼike yours takje a massive amount w᧐rk?
    I ɑm brznd new to blogging һowever І do write in my journal daily.

    I’ɗ like to start a blog ѕо I can syare my own experience аnd
    thoughtѕ online. Pleɑѕe let mme ҝnow iif youu have any recommendations or tips
    for brand new apiring bloggers. Thankyou!

  9. If some one wants to be updated with newest technologies after
    that he must be pay a visit this website and be up to date every
    day.

  10. Click here to learn 1how to get diamonds in cooking fever for free

    u3iauds11
    This game is a lot more fun when you have unlimited diamonds.If you like phone games like this you should check out this link

  11. While I was reviewing its content, I liked the topic very much and wanted to write a comment. This is really great content. You know this job, I want to congratulate you. I haven’t seen such quality stuff lately, it’s actually very useful

Leave a Reply

Back to top button