Diabetes mellitus is a disease of the pancreas, an organ behind our stomach that produces the insulin hormone. Insulin helps the body use food for energy. When a person has diabetes, the pancreas either cannot produce enough insulin, uses the insulin incorrectly, or both. Insulin works together with glucose (sugar) in the bloodstream to help it enter the body's cells to be burned for energy. If the insulin cannot work properly, glucose cannot enter the cells. This causes glucose levels in the blood to rise, creating a condition of high blood sugar or diabetes, and leaving the cells without fuel.
The number of people living with diabetes has nearly quadrupled since 1980 to 422 million adults, with most living in developing countries. WHO is marking World Health Day, 7 April, by calling for action on diabetes. In its first “Global report on diabetes”, WHO highlights the need to step up prevention and treatment of the disease.
AMSA-UMI has philosophies that are action, knowladge, friendship, and religionwitch the members medical students of medical faculty of UMI. So, in order to celebrate World Health Day 2016: "Halt The Rise, Beat Diabetes" that performed on Sunday, 10th April 2016 at car free day, Jendral Sudirman street. This event started from 07:00 in the early morning until 10:00 am.
The purpose of this event is to give more information about Diabetes Mellitus disease to citizen for against and prevent, and also it’s an action of AMSA UMI to society. The citizen excited and get involved to success the event. The event such as medical check up and distribution of leaflets about diabetes mellitus to all visitors. This event followed by all visitors and even the gouvernor of South Sulawesi Mr. DR. H. SYAHRUL YASIN LIMPO, SH, M.Si, MH were very enthusiastic to join this activity.
The event was ended by full of fun and happiness. And hopefully this activity can be beneficial for society and AMSA-UMI also can always provide the best for the community.