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Focus on women and diabetes

14 November 2017

At least 700 Scottish people responded to every question in the UK-wide survey for the charity, with the results released today to mark World Diabetes Day. But to all of you with diabetes, on World Diabetes Day, I want to say this: "Type 1 Diabetes should not stop you from fulfilling your ambitions". In 2015, an estimated 1.6 million deaths were directly caused by diabetes, with more attributed to high blood glucose.

Dr Ifedayo Odeniyi, an Endocrinologist and a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, explains that diabetes is a problem with the body's handling of glucose.

The research also found that 22% had used support or counselling from a trained professional to help them manage their diabetes, and 31% had at some point relied on self-help materials including books, videos and resources found online. The diet forces the body to burn fats rather than carbohydrates, (Wikipedia) and continuous health monitoring can reverse it (as proven in Virta's clinical trial: https://www.virtahealth.com/research).

A chronic disease of the pancreas, diabetes is when the pancreas is unable to produce the required amount of insulin.

"When it does that, the channel is opened for the insulin to go into the body cell for them to be broken down into energy, carbon dioxide and water". The Type 1 Diabetes Drug Market report delivers a basic overview of the industry including its definition, applications and manufacturing technology.

He noted that some people might be producing insulin but it is either it was not enough or was not working well enough to allow the glucose to be absorbed into the blood stream.

Type 1 diabetes is always controlled using an insulin injection or pump, whereas few cases of type 2 require insulinWhat is type 1 diabetes?

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She added: "We want to see a system where specialist support - from people who understand diabetes - is made available to those who need it".

Even if the women in a family do not have diabetes, the management of their family members with diabetes is largely dependent on lifestyle with the possible need for timely medications.

"We hear that the diet for people with diabetes should be beans, unripe plantain and wheat".

As well as being advised to eat a healthy diet and take more exercise, both forms of diabetes can be treated using different drugsWhat is type 2 diabetes?

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.

Mr Oladimeji Agbolade, Head, External Affairs, Sanofi, said that diabetes had become a global pandemic. At present, 199 million women are living with diabetes and the number is expected to increase to 313 million by 2040.

Women with type 2 diabetes are nearly ten times more likely to have heart disease and those with type 1 diabetes have an increased risk of suffering a miscarriage or having a baby with malformations.

Focus on women and diabetes