Every year, the World Health Organization (WHO) uses this special day to draw attention to an important health issue — this year it’s diabetes, a disease that affects millions. Though Type 2 diabetes is a largely preventable disease, it is on the rise almost everywhere.
Facts about diabetes:
- Nearly 24 million Americans have diabetes. An estimated 57 million American adults have prediabetes, placing them at increased risk for developing type 2 diabetes.1
- Diabetes is becoming more common every day. If current trends continue, 1 in 3 Americans born in 2000 will develop diabetes during their lifetime.2
- Diabetes continues to be the leading cause of kidney failure, nontraumatic lower-extremity amputations, and blindness among adults aged 20–74.3
- Type 2 diabetes is usually discovered in adulthood, and there are no episodes of low blood sugar level4
As we look at these statistics, we as a health and wellness company recognize that it is not always easy to get proper nutrition and exercise. We tend to neglect our own bodies, taking better care of our technologies. For instance, think about your smartphone. It likely has a fancy case and a warranty program. You charge it every day, you carry it around, you miss it when it’s gone, and you’ll replace it every two to four years. Do you treat your body as carefully as that phone, even though your body is the only one you’ll ever have? The choices we make affect our body’s future.
We deliver Whole Health
At Genesis PURE, we believe in Whole Health — a proactive and disruptive approach to health and well-being. We recognize that Americans have gone off course when it comes to their health. Nearly 70% of us are overweight or obese, making us prime candidates to acquire preventable chronic diseases, like diabetes.
We recognize that diseases like Type 2 diabetes are preventable. We also know that making lifestyle changes is not always easy. Support and community are important to success. We are proud to offer products that support your efforts. In addition, our company consists of people who share your same goals.
Our health is a direct result of the choices we make, or the choices we fail to make. However, actions as simple as exercise, eating and supplementing nutritiously and getting proper sleep can enable the human body to do what it does best — heal itself. Reflect on that as we honor World Health Day, and may we sharpen our awareness of what it really means to live healthier lifestyles.
To learn more World Health Day 2016, visit the W.H.O. website.