World Diabetes Day 14 November 2020: The Nurse and Diabetes (2) Road traffic injuries

15 November, 2020

It is wonderful to see how nurses are responding to the global epidemic of diabetes - https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/diabetes

Families and civic society has a role to play too, which a patient centred champion Dr Amir Hannan helped present and recorded as we discussed a new partnership of trust between patients and health services at public and professional conference a conference in Glossop. Derbyshire in 2011. http://www.htmc.co.uk/pages/pv.asp?p=htmc0317 \the presentation on “The epidemic of obesities and consequences: a catastrophe?" shows the rise in BMI in children in 14 years – not genetic but market and economically led changes affecting children’s future health and wellbeing. Children cannot play on roads because of cars. Cars go too fast and affect the planetary health negatively. Commuters using public

transport live longer and suffer less diabetes and metabolic syndrome probably because they walk more and are more exposed to cold. Exercise, cold and hunger increase the biogenesis of mitochondria. Increased biogenesis increases resistance to infections and ageing.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4319704/

* Approximately 1.35 million people die each year as a result of road traffic crashes.

* The2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development has set an ambitious target of halving the global number of deaths and injuries from road traffic crashes by 2020.

* Road traffic crashes cost most countries 3% of their gross domestic product.

* More than half of all road traffic deaths are among vulnerable road users: pedestrians, cyclists, and motorcyclists.

* 93% of the world's fatalities on the roads occur in low- and middle-income countries, even though these countries have approximately 60% of the world's vehicles.

* Road traffic injuries are the leading cause of death for children and young adults aged 5-29 years.

https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/road-traffic-injuries

It seems that mothers do not have the tools to assess their children’s best weight and activity levels.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Century_of_the_Self

The Century of the Self is a 2002 British television documentary series by filmmaker Adam Curtis. It focuses on the work of psychoanalysts Sigmund Freud and Anna Freud, and PR consultant Edward Bernays.[1] In episode one, Curtis says, "This series is about how those in power have used Freud's theories to try and control the dangerous crowd in an age of mass democracy."

HIFA profile: Richard Fitton is a retired family doctor - GP, British Medical Association. Professional interests: Health literacy, patient partnership of trust and implementation of healthcare with professionals, family and public involvement in the prevention of modern lifestyle diseases, patients using access to professional records to overcome confidentiality barriers to care, patients as part of the policing of the use of their patient data

Email address: richardpeterfitton7 AT gmail.com