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WORLD DIABETES DAY 14th NOVEMBER 2022…

World Diabetes Day 14th November 2022.

World Diabetes Day was created in 1991 by IDF and the World Health Organization in response to growing concerns about the escalating health threat posed by diabetes.

It is estimated that more than 415 million adults worldwide have diabetes, and this number is expected to increase to around 642 million – or one in 10 adults – by 2040.

It is estimated that half of people with diabetes are undiagnosed.

One in two adults with diabetes is undiagnosed. Many people live with type 2 diabetes for a long period of time without being aware of their condition. By the time of diagnosis, diabetes complications may already be present. Up to 70% of type 2 diabetes cases can be prevented or delayed by adopting healthier lifestyles, which is the equivalent of up to 160 million new cases by 2040.

Will you help us #RewriteTheStory?

Being diagnosed early is so important for all types of diabetes. It can save lives, prevent a medical emergencies, and reduce the risk of life-changing complications later. That’s why we want to make sure everyone knows the signs to look out for – and knows their risk of developing type 2

But they need your help. 

Someone is diagnosed with diabetes every two minutes. Together, we have the power to #RewriteTheStory for everyone who will be diagnosed in the future – it could even be the story of someone you love. 

Find out more about World Diabetes Day here.

Share the 4Ts of type 1 diabetes

If type 1 diabetes is left undiagnosed, it can make you really ill, really quickly. Knowing the signs could avoid a medical emergency and save lives. Find out more about our 4Ts campaign and help us spread the word of common symptoms of type 1 diabetes.

Paint your nails to raise awareness

Take on our #NailingDiabetes challenge and paint your nails blue on 14 November to raise awareness – and show others living with diabetes they’re not alone. Find out more about how you can get involved, and where to find your blue nail varnish!

Know your risk of type 2 diabetes

Together with Tesco, we want to inspire as many people as possible to find out their risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Will you help us spread the word and encourage your loved ones to find out their risk? It could help change a life.

For lots more details on Diabetes and World Diabetes Day head down to the Diabetes Org website here

Source : Diabetes Org

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A FEW INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT BACK PAIN…

Did you know that?…

In a 1988 study by the British Holistic Medical Association of those suffering from chronic pain, they preferred the Alexander Technique as their favourite approach to long-term pain relief.

Back strains and sprains are the most common cause of back pain. You can injure muscles, tendons, or ligaments by lifting something too heavy or not lifting safely. Some people strain their back by sneezing, coughing, twisting, or bending over.

Scans are only needed when a serious condition is suspected (cancer, fracture, infection), and only 1% of all back pain worldwide. Scans will constantly show something, which is poorly linked to back pain. Many of these findings are common in people without pain.

In the same way that a person can get a sore knee after doing an unaccustomed activity, people can get back pain when they lift something awkward or something that they aren’t used to. The key thing is practice and letting your body get used to different loads and weights.

Pain can be turned up by many factors: physical, psychological, health, lifestyle, and social factors. This means that you may feel more pain when you move or try to do something, even though you are not damaging your back.

There is extraordinarily convincing evidence that keeping active and returning to all usual activities gradually is important in aiding recovery. Surgery is rarely an option for back pain. A non-surgical option, which includes activity/exercise, should always come first.

Source: NHS

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