Oklahoma City, OK, August 16, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- Todays American Woman Elegant Mrs. 2015 leads mission to stamp out diabetes. She is calling for all individuals to either give blood, prick their finger like diabetics due when taking their blood sugars, or use a red ink pad to stamp their fingers. Afterwards, she would like for individuals to go to the Facebook group, https://www.facebook.com/groups/stampoutdiabetes/, to post their pictures. Her goal is to reach 100,000 individuals through this campaign.
According to the World Health Organization:
1)There is an emerging global epidemic of diabetes that can be traced back to rapid increases in overweight, obesity and physical inactivity.
2)Total deaths from diabetes are projected to rise by more than 50% in the next 10 years. Most notably, they are projected to increase by over 80% in upper-middle income countries.
3) Type 1 diabetes is characterized by a lack of insulin production and type 2 diabetes results from the body's ineffective use of insulin.
4)Type 2 diabetes is much more common than type 1 diabetes, and accounts for around 90% of all diabetes worldwide.
5)Reports of type 2 diabetes in children - previously rare - have increased worldwide. In some countries, it accounts for almost half of newly diagnosed cases in children and adolescents.
6)A third type of diabetes is gestational diabetes. This type is characterized by hyperglycaemia, or raised blood sugar, which is first recognized during pregnancy.
7)In 2014, 9% of adults 18 years and older had diabetes. In 2012 diabetes was the direct cause of 1.5 million deaths.
8)80% of diabetes deaths are now occurring in low- and middle-income countries.
9)Lack of awareness about diabetes, combined with insufficient access to health services, can lead to complications such as blindness, amputation and kidney failure.
10)Diabetes can be prevented. Thirty minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity on most days and a healthy diet can drastically reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
What is diabetes?
Diabetes is a chronic disease that occurs either when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin or when the body cannot effectively use the insulin it produces. Insulin is a hormone that regulates blood sugar. Hyperglycaemia, or raised blood sugar, is a common effect of uncontrolled diabetes and over time leads to serious damage to many of the body's systems, especially the nerves and blood vessels.
Please help stamp out diabetes by participating in the Stamp out Diabetes Campaign. This mission is to bring awareness to diabetes and help prevent diabetes. To find out more about diabetes, please go to the American Diabetes Association website at http://www.diabetes.org/.
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