What does it mean?

Gulf News - - Your Turn -

In my days of youth (a long time ago) there used to be a pop­u­lar cake that was much loved, much con­sumed. Its name - Death by Choco­late. Ironic? Well, this was the 1980s, when di­a­betes was thought of as some­thing peo­ple over a cer­tain age ailed from. We were im­mune from such ills. Or so we thought. Then cases of Type 2 di­a­betes started crop­ping up in 30-year-olds. Did it cause a pause? Yes, per­haps. But, not enough.

To­day, the world is fac­ing di­a­betes at epi­demic pro­por­tions. For­tu­nately, the world has also cot­toned on to the big­gest cul­prit – hid­den sug­ars, as our on­line poll re­sults re­veal. Seven out of ten who voted said they were wor­ried about sugar in their diet – seen and unseen. It was based on the Gulf News re­port, “38.7 mil­lion di­a­bet­ics in Mena re­gion”, pub­lished in the Na­tion sec­tion, De­cem­ber 6.

This is half the bat­tle won. Do you know of any­body who has beaten di­a­betes? Share their story with us.

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