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Family is the focus this World Diabetes Day

Diabetes concerns every family. This is the theme for World Diabetes Day 2018 and 2019. Over the two-year time frame, the International Diabetes Foundation (IDF) plans to focus on two things. One: Raise awareness of the impact that diabetes has on the family and support network of those affected. Two: Promote the role of the family in the management, care, prevention, and education of diabetes.

A family unit is the first line of attack in the fight against diabetes. There are 425 million people living with diabetes. Most of the cases are type 2 diabetes which is largely preventable through regular physical activity and a healthy and balanced diet. Families have a key role to play in addressing the risk factors for type 2 diabetes.

Diabetes can be expensive for the individual and family. In many countries, the cost of insulin injections and daily monitoring alone can consume half of a family’s average disposable income. Thus the family being aware of the risk factors of diabetes is really crucial.

Diabetes must be fought, not as an individual ailment but as a family issue. Almost 90% of people living with type 2 diabetes are overweight or have obesity. This adds pressure on their body's ability to use insulin to properly control blood sugar levels, and are therefore more likely to develop diabetes.

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The choices we make as a family can go a long way to prevent obesity and diabetes. This includes the lifestyle we adopt and the food we eat. A vital development in technology can provide important solutions to a family’s choice of cooking oil. It’s been proven that a blend of Rice bran and Sesame oil can manage hypertension and improve insulin sensitivity, thereby reducing blood glucose levels. Fortune VIVO Oil is India’s first cooking oil for diabetes care. The oil has been developed through years of research to provide a healthy alternative to traditional oils.

Gamma Oryzanol and Sesame Lignan are active ingredients in Fortune VIVO Oil which help reducing blood glucose levels. This novel blend of 20% cold pressed unrefined sesame oil and 80 % physically refined rice bran oil as cooking oil, lowered hyperglycaemia and improved lipid profile in type 2 diabetes patients. This World Diabetes Day, a commitment to prevent diabetes can start from the family kitchen with Fortune VIVO Diabetes-Care Oil.

It is high time that health discussions and healthy food consumption begins right on the family table. The family unit is the best support group any individual can have as they struggle with maintaining a balanced lifestyle. Obesity, Coronary Artery Disease, diabetes are not conditions lurking on the horizon anymore. Danger from them is clear and present. There is an urgent need of searching and adopting a lifestyle which is full of vitality and health. This World Diabetes Day, families must make a commitment to be aware and armed against this silent killer and pledge to make their loved ones diabetes free.

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Updated Date: Nov 14, 2018 11:40 AM

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