On World Health Day, we’re joining the World Health Organization (WHO) and many other organizations to raise awareness on the importance of diabetes prevention and treatment.
According to the WHO, the number of people worldwide who have diabetes has probably risen to 422 million today. In 2012, diabetes was the direct cause of 1.5 million deaths mostly (80%) in low and middle-income countries. The WHO anticipates that diabetes will be the 7th leading cause of death by 2030 in the world.*
In most cases, diabetes could be avoided or delayed with the adoption of healthy lifestyle habits (healthy diet, regular physical activity and normal body weight). It is then important to prevent diabetes and to promote a healthy lifestyle to the public. Also, treating and caring diabetes reduce the risk of complications and death. Primary care professionals then play a major role in this situation.
Omnimed is a great partner of caregivers for the prevention, treatment and management of diabetes. We offer many clinical tools that allow them to follow diabetes patient and provide them with continuous care. We are also a partner of the Clinpradia project, a clinical study on type 2 diabetes carried by the company Medpharmgene (Dr Pavel Hamet). We’re still recruiting patients for this project if you want to help us.
The WHO offers information on diabetes and many resources to promote diabetes prevention such as the posters displayed above. We invite you to visit their website.
* Facts and statistics come from the World Health Organization's website.