Author: LAB24 Pathology

Learn More – #WorldAIDSDay

WHAT IS WORLD AIDS DAY? World AIDS Day is held on the 1st December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died. World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day, held for the first time in 1988. WHY IS WORLD AIDS DAY IMPORTANT? Globally there are an estimated 34 million people who have the virus. Despite the virus only being identified in 1984, more than 35 million people have died of HIV or AIDS,...

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Learn More – Diabetes

What Is Diabetes? Diabetes is a group of diseases that involve high blood sugar (glucose) levels. Every cell in your body needs energy to function. A healthy pancreas produces a hormone called insulin. When you eat, insulin is released into your bloodstream. Insulin helps to distribute glucose throughout your body. It also moves excess glucose to your liver for storage. Without insulin to move the glucose around, it builds up your bloodstream. This leaves your cells starved for energy. Uncontrolled diabetes can lead to a variety of serious complications. These include heart disease, stroke, and blindness. Managing the disease...

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