Better Care About People

What is Diabetes?

Diabetes, is a chronic disease that occurs when the the body is no longer able to produce energy from the sugar we are eating daily. This happens either due to failure in producing Insulin (a hormone that the body produces to use sugar that we get from food we eat and produce energy) or failure of our body to use Insulin well.Not being able to produce insulin or use it effectively leads to raised sugar levels in the blood. Over the long-term high sugar levels are associated with damage to the body and failure of various organs and tissues.

Signs & Symptoms of Diabetes 

Individuals can experience different signs and symptoms of diabetes, and sometimes there may be no signs. Some of the signs commonly experienced include:

  • Frequent urination
  • Excessive thirst & hunger
  • Weight loss
  • Tiredness
  • Lack of interest and concentration
  • A tingling sensation or numbness in the hands or feet
  • Blurred vision
  • Frequent infections
  • Slow-healing wounds

Health tips- Manage Well, Live Well

There is a lot of evidence that lifestyle changes can help prevent the development of type 2 diabetes through:

  • Physical activity.
  • A balanced and nutritious diet.
  • Give up Smoking.
  • Avoid Stress and depression.
  • Regular monitoring of blood sugar levels

AXA Diabetes awareness campaign

under the theme

“Better Care about People”

Diabetes month is celebrated every year during the month of November. The purpose of that month is to engage millions of people worldwide in diabetes advocacy and awareness. Though that month, all countries worldwide draws attention to issues of paramount importance to the diabetes world and keeps diabetes firmly in the public spotlight through different campaign to the public. 14th of November stands to be the World Diabetes Day which was created in response to growing concerns about the escalating health threat that diabetes now poses.

As a responsible corporate citizen, AXA is committed to playing a positive raimsole in the society and support of the communities in which it operates. AXA is also committed to build better understanding of the health risks faced by individuals and society at large.

In light of that, AXA Gulf every year runs a diabetes awareness campaign under the theme “Better Care About people” during the month of November. The campaign aims at raising awareness about diabetes and the seriousness of the disease among GCC residents of all ages and all family members. It emphasizes healthy habits and behaviours that should be followed to reduce the risk.