Diabetes and Diabetes Education Diabetes is rapidly emerging as a health catastrophe globally. Six percent of the world’s populations live with diabetes. It is predicted that in three decades there will be nearly 400 million people globally with diabetes. The social implications of diabetes on a global scale are vast ( Meetoo , McGovern, Safadi , 2007, pp. 1002). Under developed countries are failing to diagnose diabetes in the early stages causing unnecessary human suffering as a result of lack of education and funding. International initiatives have been coordinated to educate people on lifestyle and behavior that can reduce the risk of developing diabetes. Changes in lifestyle can help to alleviate complications such as “retinopathy,...The end:
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