World Diabetes Day today
The World Diabetes Day will be observed on Tuesday in the country as elsewhere in the world in a befitting manner to make people aware about diabetes.
This year's theme of the Day is "All pregnancies should be planned."
The day will be observed highlighting early diagnosis and treatment of type 2 diabetes and using treatments to reduce the risks of getting any serious complications.
On the eve of the World Diabetes Day, President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina issued separate messages urging all concerned to work together for creating awareness among people about diabetes.
In his message, President Abdul Hamid said the number of diabetic patients is increasing in Bangladesh like other countries of the world because of changes in lifestyle and food habit and lack of physical labour.
Terming diabetes as a silent epidemic across the globe, the President said, "The disease (diabetes) may hamper the sustainable development of the third world countries like us if it is not prevented".
The President stressed the need for creating awareness to prevent diabetes and called upon Bangladesh Diabetic Association, other private organizations, civil society and media to come forward in this regard. —BSS