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AIPL commemorates World Health Day with advocacy for better healthcare

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Analytical Instruments (Pvt) Ltd, a pioneering in-vitro diagnostic and medical equipment supplier in the country commemorated World Health Day advocating for better healthcare and a better lifestyle 
for all. 

The company which has been supplying equipment to the healthcare industry for many years is keeping with the World Health Organization’s theme for 2016 “Halt the Rise. Beat Diabtes”, and educating the public on the disease that is silently affecting millions around the world.

The main goal of the World Health Day 2016 campaign is to increase awareness about the rise in diabetes and its consequences specifically in low and middle income countries. It also aims to trigger a set of specific, effective, and affordable actions to tackle diabetes including steps to prevent diabetes, correct diagnosis, and treating and caring for people affected by the disease. 

The WHO estimates about 350 million people in the world have diabetes, with the disease the direct cause of some 1.5 million deaths. However, simple lifestyle measures have been shown to be effective in preventing or delaying the onset of type 2 diabetes, including maintaining normal body weight, engaging in regular physical activity, and eating a healthy diet. Diabetes can be controlled and managed to prevent complications through diagnosis, self-management education, and 
affordable treatment. 

Diabetes is a chronic disease that occurs either when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin or when the body cannot effectively use the insulin it produces.Insulin, a hormone that regulates blood sugar, gives us the energy that we need to live. If it cannot get into the cells to be burned as energy, sugar builds up to harmful levels in the blood. There are two main forms of diabetes. People with type 1 diabetes typically make none of their own insulin and therefore require insulin injections to survive.People with type 2 diabetes, the form that comprises some 90% of cases, usually produce their own insulin, but not enough or they are unable to use it properly.

Over time, high blood sugar can seriously compromise every major organ system in the body, causing heart attacks, strokes, nerve damage, kidney failure, blindness, impotence and infections that can lead to amputations. 

Some of the key areas the WHO wants people around the world to focus on are not skipping breakfast, drinking plenty of water, eating healthy food, getting enough sleep and exercising regularly. Eating breakfast helps to maintain stable blood sugar levels and a healthy weight because you are less likely to overindulge later in the day.Drinking plenty of water helps in keeping the body hydrated and naturally cleanses organs and the digestive system. Water also helps in flushing toxins out through the skin and urine.Getting enough sleep is necessary to stay fit and healthy 
as well. 

Another key advancement in modern science that is proving to be quite successful in fighting diabetes is drinking ionized, alkalized water. This water helps to produce an environment within the bloodstream which could assist the pancreas into resuming normal function. Alkaline water which had proven to have many health benefits will be made available through the AIPL group’s subsidiary H2O Lifetech.

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