World Diabetes Day: Steps to Prevent Diabetes & Improve Workplace Wellness

Wednesday the 14th of November is World Diabetes day. It was first created in 1991 by the IDF (International Diabetes Federation) and the World Health organisation. The United Nations made it an official day in 2006. It was established in response to the health threat by diabetes internationally. The aim of World Diabetes Day: • Helps IDF promote campaigns throughout the year. • Promote the steps that internationally we need to take to tackle diabetes as a global health issue. Diabetes is a term we hear all the time and something that many people have may come across personally. It is a disease that occurs when your blood glucose (blood sugar) is too high. Over time the body cannot produce enough insulin to prevent the glucose staying in your blood and unable to reach the cells, health problems can arise. Diabetes has no real cure although it can be helped by living a healthy lifestyle through diet and exercise. How can we prevent Diabetes to improve workplace wellness? 1. Try cut sugar and redefined carbs. Eating foods that contain a high sugar level and refined carbs can fast track you to having diabetes as the body breaks these foods down…