Health and Wellness - Myths & Facts - Hormones: Episode 34
The endocrine system regulates the release of hormones into the bloodstream. These hormones are important for many bodily processes, such as reproduction, metabolism, and growth. Diabetes is one of the most common endocrine disorders and it occurs when your pancreas are unable to produce enough insulin or your body cannot use it properly. Today, the number of people with diabetes is higher than ever before. And it's not just your grandparents you need to worry about.
People are getting diabetes at a much younger age. This early onset of diabetes increases the risk of associated complications. Diabetes and diabetes-related health complications can be serious and costly. Diabetes can take a serious toll on your quality of life, affecting your physical, mental, and emotional well-being. But though there is no cure for diabetes, there are things you can do to manage it and its health complications. Education is one of the most important components to ensure better management and control of diabetes. There is also evidence that improving knowledge about diabetes and its complications has significant benefits, including increased adherence to treatment and thus a reduction in complications associated with diabetes. There are many misconceptions about diabetes prevention and management. In this program, our experts provide medically accurate and actionable advice on preventing diabetes and help viewers identify strategies for long-term control.
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