80 Percent Diabetes Caused By Unhealthy Lifestyle

High job demands, unhealthy diet, and no time to exercise. These habits lead to unhealthy lifestyles and a higher risk of diabetes.

Diabetes is risky sometimes experienced by people who have a family history of diabetes as well. But 80 percent of people with diabetes actually have no previous family history and became the first person in his family who have diabetes.

Why is that? Lifestyle of today's urban society is likely to be less healthy and lead to various diseases, one of which is diabetes.

"According to data from the Ministry of Health, more diabetes risk factors is caused by an unhealthy lifestyle, not heredity alone. 80 percent of people with diabetes is caused by a previous lifestyle that is not healthy," said Dr. Ekowati Rahajeng, SKM, M. Kes, Director of Communicable Diseases Ministry of Health, in the event Media Briefing 'Partnership for Diabetes Control in Indonesia' at Hotel Ibis Tamarin, Jl. KH Wahid Hasyim, Jakarta, Friday (03/05/2013).

Based on data from the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2010 patients with diabetes in Indonesia was 6.96 million people, while the estimated 2030 people with diabetes in Indonesia will increase to 11.98 million people.

This increase can still be prevented by healthy lifestyle changes, such as reducing the consumption of sugar in the daily diet, implementing a healthy diet with vegetables and fruits, make time for regular exercise 5 times a week, not smoking, and adequate rest .

"Improvements like this lifestyle can not only prevent the onset of diabetes, but also other deadly diseases such as heart disease and hypertension," said Prof. Dr.. dr Pradana Soewondo, Sp.PD-KEMD, specialist in internal medicine Cipto Mangunkusumo, in the same event.

Confirmed also by Prof. Pradana, who is currently also active as a member of the Association Endokriologi (Perkeni) center, diabetes has deadly nature slowly. This disease can not be cured, it can only be reduced complications.

"Once exposed to diabetes, will not be cured. Yet we can still make efforts to reduce its harmful effects, such as the implementation of a healthy lifestyle. Would not hurt to make this change for the sake of future health," said Prof. Pradana.