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Kick the Habit, Cut Your Diabetes Risk in Half
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Kick the Habit, Cut Your Diabetes Risk in Half

World Diabetes Day is marked every year on November 14 to raise awareness about the condition. The IDF estimates that 537 million people have diabetes, a number that continues to rise making the ninth cause of death globally. Type 2 diabetes is one of the most prevalent worldwide, accounting for over 95 per cent of all diabetes cases. However, type 2 diabetes is often preventable. "We call on governments to introduce policy measures that will discourage people from smoking and remove tobacco smoke from all public spaces," Akhtar Hussain, President of the IDF, said in a statement. Beyond Diabetes Risk: Quitting Smoking for Improved Management In addition to lowering diabetes risk, quitting smoking can also substantially improve the management and...