382 million. That's the number of people living with diabetes worldwide today. And by the year 2035, 592 million people will have this disease. Diabetes is a chronic condition where the body does not metabolize sugar properly. As a result, sugar which is our main energy source, remains in the blood causing other complications like kidney disease, nerve damages, and heart diseases. However, most cases of diabetes and the complications that arise from this disease can be avoided through healthy lifestyles.
November is mostly associated with Turkey and Thanksgiving, but the American Academy of Dermatology has also designated this month as Healthy Skin Month. Our skin is the largest organ in our body and is our first line of defense against pathogens. So this November take time out to care for this organ.