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When you hear the word epidemic, you may likely think of diseases that plague thousands of people in less developed countries far away. However, epidemics are not exclusive to such places. In fact, the world's most widespread epidemics strike a lot closer to home than what you may think. What do you think? Is Diabetes A Global Epidemic? An epidemic defined is a disease that has come to affect a large portion of a given population. The exact parameters differ among experts but a good estimation puts the number at around 3% of a population. If the number of people affected by the disease reaches this number, it can be considered an epidemic. Given this definition, people living in developed countries of the world are not exempt from a growing global epidemic - one that has seen little attention until recently. Diabetes is now considered an epidemic that is affecting not just a select number of countries but the entire globe. It joins a short, but unfortunately, growing list of diseases of which, HIV/AIDS is part of. Projections for the disease's spread are alarming. If left unchecked, the complications arising from diabetes are many and adverse.
Retinopathy is the degeneration of the retina of the eye, leading to loss of sight. Kidney diseases / failure sets in when the organ finally breaks down due to the excessive stress from filtering too much sugar in the blood. Nervous system disorders are experienced by around half of diabetes sufferers. Symptoms such as impaired sensation in the limbs, carpal tunnel syndrome, and even impotence have been recorded among diabetics. When sensation is impaired in the limbs, infection from injuries may progress without being noticed, leading to no other resort but amputation. Diabetic coma (diabetic ketoacidosis) occurs when a patient becomes severely dehydrated and metabolism is greatly imbalanced. Since the cells in the body are starved of energy, the entire body shuts down leading to a coma.
These complications, however, pale in comparison to the number of lives that are lost every year due to diabetes. As of now, the number of deaths related to the disease is placed at around 4 million annually. But perhaps the greater tragedy is the fact that the adverse effect of diabetes (particularly with Type 2) could have been prevented. But seen from a different point of view, that is also part of the good news. By observing a healthy lifestyle of eating and exercising right, the chances of leading a full and productive life despite the disease are very possible. If you are diabetic, or at risk of it, or if you know someone who is, take the time to share this information and learn more about it. If the proper information and motivation is shared enough, there still may be a chance to reverse the tide of this of Diabetes the global epidemic.
-- Ramesh Kuwadia is a N.D. and M.D. in Alternate Therapies. As a Naturopathy Doctor he has treated and helped many people with various ailments like fever, back pain, frozen shoulder, asthma, stress, headache, migraines, sinus, diabetes and much more... To get more information on how alternative therapies can help treat daily ailments visit http://www.alternate-therapy-center.com [http://www.alternate-therapy-center.com/diabetes.php] Subscribe For Free Monthly Newsletter on Alternative Therapies and Receive a Free Book on Alternative Therapies
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Published on Apr 5, 2012
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