Special Diabetes Quiz: How well do you know this condition?
The World Health Organization is celebrating 7th of April 2016 as World Health Day. And this year’s theme is ‘Beat Diabetes’. Truly so, diabetes has assumed epidemic proportions with scary statistics to boot.
Close to 350 million worldwide are afflicted with this silent disease and this number is set to double in the next 20 years.
Diabetes was responsible for 1.5 million deaths in 2012. Around 80% of the deaths occur in middle and lower-income countries.
Almost 90% of the people have type 2 diabetes. The incidence of this type of diabetes among children has increased tremendously.
What is diabetes?
Diabetes is a condition in which the blood glucose or blood sugar levels are higher than the normal level. Our food is ultimately broken down into glucose. Consider our body like a car. Glucose is the petrol required for energy. The key to ignition is the hormone insulin, which helps in pushing glucose within every body cell for energy. What will happen if the car key doesn’t ignite the engine? Well, this is one such condition characterized by an excess of glucose but not enough insulin for utilization.
So how well do you know this demon terrorizing India? We have a small quiz for you to undertake. Be honest and answer these 6 questions.