New research released on World Diabetes Day (14 November) by Diabetes UK has uncovered the toll the condition takes. In some instances as one ages, and the disease progresses, insulin injections may also be required.
For the survey conducted in partnership with market research firm Kantar IMRB, over 1,000 women, belonging to the age group of 18-65 years were interviewed to draw insights on the level of awareness on risks emerging from diabetes.
Various events around the world mark the day including raising awareness in the media, lectures and conferences, sporting events, and leaflet/poster campaigning.
What is Type 2 diabetes?
The first partnership activity, available now on the IDF's School of Diabetes website, is a CME accredited, IDF-certified healthcare professional (HCP) course about prevention of type 2 diabetes developed with an educational grant from Merck, which enables unlimited access for HCPs globally. Patients with Type 1 diabetes, which accounts for ten per cent of cases, can not produce any insulin, while the 90 per cent with Type 2 either don't produce enough or their cells do not react to it.
Professor Gerry Rayman, Senior Diabetologist and lead of diabetes research at Ipswich Hospital's Diabetes Centre, said: "Diabetes is fast becoming the biggest health threat in the United Kingdom and can reduce life expectancy".
Around 3.5 million people in the United Kingdom suffer diabetes, while another 549,000 are thought to be living with the disease without knowingWhat is diabetes? In addition, there are an estimated 1.1 million Britons who have not yet been diagnosed.
How can you tell if you have diabetes?
Type-2 diabetes in the young is more aggressive than in adults, the registry shows.
The patch is an update on the finger-prick blood tests which were used previously, as it involves a tiny needle under the skin which tracks blood sugar levels and sends the results digitally to a phone or smartwatch.
Plus your genetic make-up plays a strong part.
'I will be injecting myself four or five times a day...
The symptoms are caused by high levels of glucose remaining in the blood, where it can not be used as energy.
Orange -The glycemic load of an orange is about 5, a low number that indicates that only small rise in blood glucose.Be cautious don't consume orange juice. As diabetics are prone to many ailments, like heart or nerve damage caused by irregular blood sugar levels, the diet having papaya can obstruct future cell damage for a better and longer life span.
What are the symptoms and how can they be treated?. This helps to convert starch into energy and keep the blood sugar levels in check, it has low glycemic index. If you have a hypo, you need to eat something sugary as soon as possible - fruit juice, non-diet cola, candies or glucose tablets.
Pumpkin seeds are rich in magnesium, potassium and low in cholesterol and help maintain high energy levels, while also helping you combat the urge to eat fatty, sugary foods.