World Diabetes Day being observed today

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He added, "Families have a key role to play in addressing the modifiable risk factors for type 2 diabetes and must be provided with the education, resources and environments to live a healthy lifestyle". 49 percent of the world's total population of diabetics lives in India and it is the most prevalent disease in the country.

Overall, the nutrient profile of almonds, which is low on the glycemic index and provides a powerful nutrient package including dietary fiber, riboflavin, magnesium, protein, calcium and folate combined with their versatility and many forms, makes them a smart snack for those with type 2 diabetes in a healthy eating plan.

This year, the theme for the celebration is "The Family and Diabetes". In 2015, an estimated 1.6 million deaths were directly caused by diabetes and another 2.2 million deaths were attributed to high blood glucose in 2012. Diabetes is a term used for a condition when the body doesn't produce enough insulin to meet the requirement or cells don't respond properly to insulin. This, he said, is very necessary as the region has experienced a six-fold increase in cases of the disease, from 4 million in 1980 to 25 million in 2014.

A regular intake of almonds helps in preventing the risk of cardiovascular diseases and inflammation.

While throwing light on the symptoms and diagnostic tests of diabetes, Dr. Ravi Gaur, Chief Operating Officer and Lab Director of Oncquest Laboratories, said, "Some of the common symptoms related to diabetes are increased hunger and thirst, frequent urination, weight loss, fatigue, blurred vision and frequent infections or slow healing of sores".

"Early diagnosis and treatment are key to prevent the complications of diabetes and achieve healthy outcomes", Khawaja said adding, "Families are potentially affected by diabetes and awareness of the signs, symptoms and risk factors for all types of diabetes are vital in helping it being detected early". Diabetes was responsible for four million worldwide deaths in 2017.

"People living with diabetes have to take medications every day and go for regular medical check-ups, as the effects, if not checked can lead to eye, hands and feet, kidney, and brain issues among many".

Cho said that many people "particularly in developing countries" are "diagnosed too late when complications are already present".