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Emotional toll of diabetes 'needs more recognition'

"It needs immediate attention and treatment because complications are two to three times higher than for young people with type-1 diabetes", says Dr Tandon. Diabetes is a disease in which blood glucose or blood sugar levels are too high over a prolonged period.

Berries have the capability to break glucose into energy, which reduces the increased glucose levels by a considerable amount.

In people diagnosed with diabetes, their pancreas doesn't produce any insulin, or not enough insulin.

What is Type 2 diabetes?
Dr Bhat said that children having type 1 diabetes must be allowed to use insulin pumps in exam halls where no gadgets are allowed.

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However, through early diagnosis, appropriate management and follow-up checks, progression from pre-diabetes to Type 2 diabetes is preventable.

Type-2 diabetes that normally afflicts older adults is striking young Indians and it's striking them harder. Insulin is responsible to extract glucose from food to make it reach into your cells and used for energy. The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation estimates 40,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with Type-1 Diabetes every year.

The fact that diabetes is the ninth leading cause of diabetic deaths in women, the IDF urges everyone to take action.

And the condition is becoming more prevalent in children, teenagers of all ethnicities.

This year's theme reads, "Women and diabetes" with more focus on the needs of pregnant women and how they need to protect their little ones from diabetes. Who is at risk from it?

Such widespread unawareness around injection usage and its role in diabetes management paved the way to Forum for Injection Techniques (FIT) recommendations for Best Practice in Insulin Injection Technique.

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This form of the disease typically occurs in childhood, or before the age of 40 and is not linked to obesity.

Diabetes UK surveyed 8,500 people about diabetes and how it affected their daily life.

Despite being one of 4.5 million people affected by the condition in the United Kingdom, she says the "lack of understanding" she encountered in the workplace left her feeling "frustrated, anxious and stressed".

Adya said they can't be on empty stomach even for a few hours for fear of suffering a hypoglycemic (low blood sugar) attack and fainting.

Model Danielle Lloyd has told how she suffered from the condition while pregnant with her fourth child and was told to have bed rest.

According to Diabetes UK, about 700 people are diagnosed every day.

Some type 2 diabetics will also need insulin, though it is less common. It is life-long chronic disease and while there are medications and diets available to control and manage diabetes, there's no scientific cure for it yet.

Part of her way of dealing with the condition is wearing a diabetes monitoring patch, which is sometimes visible on her upper-arm, depending on what she is wearing.

For information or support about living with diabetes, speak to your GP or visit the Diabetes UK website.

How do you develop diabetes?
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