Zainab Lashari |
Pakistan is facing several challenges at the moment. Economic uncertainty, political upheavals, and moral degradation. In such a state of affairs, there is a high time to spare some time and think about those suffering through perennial diseases like Diabetes.
This article is an attempt to uncover the issue at hand and an effort to seek alternatives that may best serve patients.
People with type 1 diabetes, daily insulin injections are essential to maintain health. Such patients must also eat properly, keep blood glucose levels from going too low
Diabetes is a condition that occurs when blood glucose, also called blood sugar, is higher than the normal range. Blood glucose is the main source of energy and comes from the food that we consume. Insulin—a hormone made by the pancreas—helps glucose from food get into body cells to be used for energy. But sometimes the body doesn’t make enough or any amount of insulin or doesn’t use insulin well, consequently, glucose then stays in blood and doesn’t reach to cells, which causes diabetes.
There are various types of diabetes but among those two types are important to know: Technically speaking, type-I known as juvenile diabetes. This type occurs when the body fails to produce insulin. People with type I diabetes are insulin-dependent, which means they must take artificial insulin daily to stay alive. Similarly, type-II diabetes: This affects the way the body uses insulin. While the body still makes insulin, unlike in type I, the cells in the body do not respond to it as effectively as they once did.
Despite the fact that medical science has made unprecedented growth and has offered a cure for many diseases, it has failed to completely eradicate diabetes. Although diabetes has no cure, one can take steps to manage diabetes and stay healthy.
Cure and Precautions
It can be managed and controlled through anti-diabetic measures. Anti-diabetic agent: A substance that helps a person with diabetes control their level of glucose (sugar) in the blood. Anti-diabetic agents include insulin and oral hypoglycaemic agents etc.
Moreover, for people with type 1 diabetes, daily insulin injections are essential to maintain health. Such patients must also eat properly, keep blood glucose levels from going too low or too high, and monitor blood sugar levels. For people with type 2 diabetes, diet and exercise may be enough to control blood glucose levels in some. However, when diet and exercise are no longer efficient, anti-diabetic drugs may be prescribed.
Every fourth person in Afghanistan and Pakistan has diabetes.
Diabetes can be managed by making simple changes in our lifestyle.
What are you doing to keep Diabetes in control? pic.twitter.com/Oi86XQz6rQ
— Karim, Mashooq (@MashooqKarim) September 3, 2019
In the case of Pakistan, Diabetics patients face various challenges ranging from behavioral to structural. For instance, patient’s healthcare illiteracy is the major challenge where s/he does not know about diabetes. Patients face very high costs of medications in the form of medicines or consultancy. And unfortunately, patients are not provided with proper facilities for a cure.
Aab e Ziabetes is a comprehensive herbal water formulation containing time-tested and anti-diabetic herbs that have been suggested for many years in Unani and Ayurveda systems where such herbal medicines were formulated. This medicine basically balances blood sugar levels by reducing or removing the needs for insulin or hypoglycemic medication.
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Moreover, it also lessens carving for sweet foods, improves blood circulation especially to feet and hands. It improves blood flow to optic nerves to prevent diabetes-related eye diseases. It also facilitates in promoting symptomatic relief of complaints i.e. weakness, dizziness, pain in legs and body ache, etc. Interestingly, it has not any side effects due to iguanids.
I would like to urge the state of Pakistan that it must play a role in order to make the said prescription to available to everyone in the country. Although there is no permanent solution to the problem yet the state can attempt to help out those suffering from pain.
Zainab Lashari is a student of Mass Communication at the University of Punjab, Lahore and has an interest in health-related developments. Views in this article are writer’s own and do not necessarily reflect GVS policy.