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Raising awareness about diabetes and it's impact on millions

Raising awareness about diabetes and it's impact on millions

By controlling diabetes or successfully avoiding the development of the disease you're more apt to have increased energy; be less exhausted; be less thirsty; urinate less frequently; have improved healing; have less infections; and also decrease the risk of other health problems caused by diabetes, such as heart attacks and strokes, eye problems; nerve problems in your hands and feet; kidney problems and teeth and gum issues.

Every year International Diabetes Federation celebrates World Diabetes Day on November 14.

Today we commemorate the World Diabetes Day under the theme: Women and Diabetes under the theme: Our Right to a Healthy Future.

CARPHA said some Caribbean women are obese based on their body mass index (BMI).

BMI measurements, RBS reading and blood pressure were also checked in the camp. A person with a BMI that is 30 or greater is considered obese.

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Lis Warren was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 1965 when she was 13 years old. They're much more severe, too. Data suggests that in India 35-40% of women with Gestational Diabetes Mellitus run the risk of developing type-2 diabetes within 5 years of giving birth.

Women with diabetes have more difficulty conceiving and may have poor pregnancy outcomes.

Pregnant women in urban areas tend to eat fatty and sugary foods, compared to women in rural areas, which increases the risk of abnormalities of sugar metabolism. Type -2 diabetes is the world's fastest growing chronic disease, according to the research carried out by the George Institute of Global Health. Without treatment they could suffer blindness, kidney failure, heart disease, stroke and foot amputation, the study said. "Family history is strong and obesity, metabolic syndrome and acanthosis nigricans (dark, velvety skin patches) are usually seen in young patients with type-2 diabetes", says Dr Tanvir Kaur, deputy director general, ICMR. Most early symptoms are from higher-than-normal levels of glucose, a kind of sugar, in your blood.The warning signs can be so mild that you don't notice them.

The majority of people living with diabetes in Scotland have experienced emotional or mental health problems as a result.