Based on the international Diabetes Federation in 2019, the prevalence of world diabetes is 9.6% which equal to roughly 463 million people suffering from the diabetes worldwide.
This prevalence is counted between the age of 20 to 79 years old and expected to significantly increase to 700 million by 2045. The number of death from Diabetes is 4.2 million and caused health expenditure of USD 760 billion dollars.¹ ²
Cambodia is sharing the same burden to the world health crisis -Diabetes. In 2017, the prevalence of total adult population (9,445,000) is 2.6 % which equal to 246,200 cases of diabetes. This prevalence is counted between the age of 20 to 79 years old and expected to significantly increase to 349,465 by 2045.³ ⁴
Diabetes is a chronic disease and can lead to life-threatening complications such as heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, blindness, nerve damage and amputations if poorly controlled⁵.
Early and effective control of diabetes can help reduce the risks of developing complications related to diabetes. A balanced diet, regular physical activity, sensible weight loss and compliance to medication are the keys to good diabetes control.
Similarly, people with pre-diabetes can reduce their risk of developing diabetes by adopting a healthier lifestyle.
Be in Control.
Healthier lifestyle including good dietary habits and active living plays an important role in the management of blood glucose.
Carbohydrates (sugars and starches) have the greatest impact on blood glucose levels. Hence, it is important to moderate the amount of carbohydrates consumed and choose the right type. An overall diet which is low in GI may also help to improve blood glucose control (GI, or Glycemic Index, ranks carbohydrate foods according to their effect on blood glucose levels).
Besides, people with diabetes or pre-diabetes need to be mindful of their fat intake. A diet high in saturated fat and trans fat tends to elevate blood cholesterol levels; monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA) and omega-6 fatty acids on the other hand tend to reduce blood cholesterol levels. Together with MUFA, Omega-3 fatty acids support heart health and may decrease the risk of heart disease.
Therefore, diet control is essential for all individuals with diabetes or pre-diabetes+. To help you with your diet and diabetes management, we are introducing the New Glucerna® Triple Care™, a specialized nutrition for people with diabetes or pre-diabetes+.
+ Pre-diabetes = Impaired Glucose Tolerance