Published: Tue, November 14, 2017
Health | By Jay Jacobs

Bengaluru girl urges Modi to declare chronic type 1 diabetes a disability

Bengaluru girl urges Modi to declare chronic type 1 diabetes a disability

The FITTER India recommendations are based on Global Injection Technique Questionnaire (ITQ) Study, updates on local and global clinical evidence after robust published literature search and the global FITTER meeting that was held in Rome in the year 2015 and included over 150 key opinion leaders from all over the world and more than 15000 healthcare professionals who connected virtually to the Congress. And this is not the only concern that the disease has in the offering, the fact that its prevalence is rapidly escalating among youths is an added burden on entire healthcare and economy.

Shadow Home secretary Diane Abbott, Oscar winning actor Tom Hanks and tennis great Billie Jean-King all suffer from Type 2, while Prime Minister Theresa May is a Type 1 diabetic.

For their study, the team used an animal model and examined rats with type 2 diabetes who were fed very low calorie diets, defined as one quarter the normal take.

The NHS provides two nationally-recognised courses which are created to support people living withheart Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.

Often considered to be an age-related ailment victimising people above 65 years-old, it can also become severe, thereby requiring insulin shots to keep sugar levels in check. "Adult-onset" type-2 diabetes occurs when the body can not use insulin produced efficiently because of metabolic reasons, forcing the pancreas to overwork and finally stop production.

Claire Fleming, acting national director at Diabetes Scotland, said: "Diabetes affects more than 291,000 people in Scotland and is the fastest-growing health crisis of our time".

"People believe that just because young people with type-2 diabetes don't need insulin, it is less sinister than type-1, but it's not so".

Gestational diabetes can be regulated by eating a balanced diet, regular exercise, monitoring sugar levels and regular pre-natal medical checkups.

This medication is created to lower blood sugar levels, but can not cure the disease. Issues such as the rising cost of insulin and other medication for those living with diabetes as well as glucose test and strips for self-testing were pointed out as having an effect on how well patients can manage the disease.

This year, the International Diabetes Federation decides to focus on the needs of diabetic women.

It is however comforting to know that efforts to deal with this disease has not been left as the sole responsibility of the government.

To win the war against diabetes, it is important to empower women with the information and access to care.

Diagnosis is often late and disease management is poor, which leads to people landing up with complications in a hospital emergency.

Long live the fourth republic and may Ghana and all her citizens enjoy the best of health as our fight against diabetes rages on.

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