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Currently, 70 million Indians have diabetes, but 47.3 per cent of them remain undiagnosed.

The month of November has been set aside globally to create awareness about diabetes. Diabetes is where the body can not properly use insulin, causing blood sugar levels to riseWho is at risk from type 2 diabetes?

About 430,000, or 14 per cent, of Singaporeans aged 18 to 69 years old are diagnosed with pre-diabetes, a condition in which the blood sugar level is higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes.

Ghana is not immune to this escalating rise in the disease.

With 69.2 million diabetics in the country, of these 36 million not even diagnosed, India tops the world ranking in terms of a maximum number of people living with the diabetes. Diabetes Type 1 and Type 2.

May has been a vocal supporter of World Diabetes Day tweeting: "When I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes, it came as a shock".

The distinction lies in what is causing the lack of insulin - often described as the key, that allows glucose to unlock the door to the cells. "Our self-paced online short course aims to enhance their knowledge and provide evidence-based strategies for the prevention of type 2 diabetes". This type is usually not preventable, but can be managed.

Also read: If I Had Diabetes During Pregnancy, Will My Child Get It Too? The risk also increases with family history. Although temporary, there is an increased risk of developing diabetes in later years, for both mother and child.

What is the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes?

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"It can lead to heart disease, stroke, kidney failure and lower limb amputations". Of Endocrinology, Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology & Metabolism, University College Of Medical Sciences and GTB Hospital, Delhi says, "When it comes to diabetes management, especially when it is insulin dependent, people are mostly clueless about the right dosage, technique, and safe injection practices". Most long-term complications can be avoidable and it is easier to manage the disease than to deal with complications after they develop. Insulin pump is a small electronic device attached to the abdomen of the user.

Type 2 diabetics can control and improve their condition by losing weight (if overweight), a healthy diet, monitoring blood sugar levels in addition to insulin in tablet form. Eating lots of fruit, vegetables and whole grains is recommended, as it plenty of exercise to keep levels down. While there is no cure to the condition, the treatment is about managing blood sugar level with insulin, right diet and a healthy lifestyle to prevent patients from slipping into coma.

This year, the International Diabetes Federation decides to focus on the needs of diabetic women. World Diabetes Day became an official United Nations Day in 2006 with the passage of United Nation Resolution 61/225.



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