Each year on November 14th, we celebrate World Diabetes Day (WDD) to raise awareness for diabetes, a growing worldwide health threat. Healthy living helps a great deal in preventing diabetes. This year, WDD focuses on the importance of starting the day with a healthy breakfast. A small investment in your health today, can have an important impact tomorrow!
Having breakfast with DiaClin
DiaClin is committed to helping people with diabetes lead a healthier life by developing self care products. That is why we also stress the importance of a healthy breakfast in the prevention of diabetes type 2. On November 14th DiaClin promotes a good start of the day by offering breakfast at the office and raising awareness. After all, diabetes affects 382 million people worldwide. And this number is expected to increase by 55% in 2035.
Why is having breakfast important?
Investing in a healthy breakfast is essential for preventing type 2 diabetes and effectively managing all types of diabetes to avoid complications. Breakfast helps stabilize blood glucose levels and provides an important part of the energy your body needs to function properly. When skipping breakfast, it can be tempting to overeat of have unhealthy snacks later in the day. This could lead to obesity, an important cause of diabetes type 2.
What is a healthy breakfast?
According to the World Health Organization, a healthy breakfast includes:
– Whole wheat bread or cereal for fibres, vitamins and minerals
– Low-fat milk or yoghurt for calcium and vitamins
– Fruit for vitamin C, which helps in the absorption of iron from bread or cereal
Read more about World Diabetes Day and this year’s theme on the IDF website
A healthy lifestyle is important in the prevention of diabetes. So start today!