15 Facts About Diabetes You Have To Know

  • A real fact, India is the Diabetes capital of the world, having highest population, suffering from type 2 diabetes. 95% people have this type of diabetes.
  • Diabetes is emerging globally due to poor lifestyle, which rapidly increase overweight or obesity.
  • It is estimated by WHO that total death rate will rise 50% high in next 10 years. It is also estimated to increase by 80% in upper middle income countries.
  • Due to lack of insulin production, Type 1 diabetes is formed and Type 2 diabetes is formed due to the body’s ineffective use of insulin.
  • The genetic syndromes also have the main reason of diabetes. It is hereditary, occur when this disease is in genes.
  • Among 90% of all diabetes worldwide, Type 2 Diabetes is more common than Type 1.
  • Gestational diabetes which is characterized by hyperglycemia, usually have in pregnant woman. Women who have had gestational diabetes are at an increased risk for later developing type 2 diabetes.
  • Reports says that Type 2 diabetes previously was rare among children but it is consistently increasing. Almost half of newly diagnosed cases are in children.
  • The impact of Diabetes is much more than what we think. The number one cause of about 3.5 million people’s death, due to heart or kidney failure is because of Diabetes.
  • Lack of awareness about diabetes combined with insufficient treatment, may cause complications such as blindness, amputation, heart stroke and kidney failure.
  • You can prevent Diabetes by doing regular exercise and having proper balanced diet. Healthy diet, regular exercise, avoiding tobacco and maintaining a normal body weight can drastically reduce the risk of getting Diabetes.
  • Diabetes increase the risk of getting vaginal infection due to rise in glucose level.
  • Girls with Diabetes may suffer from menstrual problems with increase risk of hyperglycemia and diabetic ketoacidosis.
  • The real truth is diabetes can be controlled by medicines but can’t be uprooted.

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