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

14 November 2017

Currently, 70 million Indians have diabetes, but 47.3 per cent of them remain undiagnosed.

In reaction to the rise in cases of Diabetes worldwide, it was made a decision to choose a day of the year to raise awareness of Diabetes and related causes.

World Diabetes Day was first introduced in 1991, and founded by both the International Diabetes Federation and the World Health Organization. In such cases, fruits play a major role and can go a long way in helping a diabetes patients condition from worsening.

Ghana is not immune to this escalating rise in the disease. One in 10 Women are living with diabetes, that equals about 199 million women in the world. The number of people in the Americas with this disease has tripled since 1980.

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. While in Type 2 Diabetes, the body does not produce enough insulin for proper function. Insulin is responsible to extract glucose from food to make it reach into your cells and used for energy.

Making some basic lifestyle changes that contribute to weight loss and healthy living can decrease the risk for type 2 diabetes.

It is a disease that could be hereditary and can also develop due to an unhealthy lifestyle. Even if it does, the body fails to use the insulin it produces.

One well-known sufferer of Type 1 diabetes is Prime Minister Theresa May. Children born to these women are at an increased risk of hypoglycemia, respiratory distress syndrome, and other complications. "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. Some also suffer from male sexual dysfunction, numbness and tingling in hands and feet.

Symptoms in children include: thirst and frequent urination, starting to wet the bed again and lack of energy.

Amla has a good source of chromium which shows positive effects on the pancreas, where insulin is produced and therefore, helps to manage blood sugar levels.

This year, the campaign aims at the importance of spreading the word about the need for equal and affordable health care of diabetes in women.

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

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

The commemoration of the World Diabetes Month 2017 was launched at Big Ada, in the Greater Accra Region with over 34,000 people tested.

PAHO supports the countries of the Region in their efforts to minimize the impact of diabetes and reduce premature mortality from the disease, as part of the Global Plan of Action for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases 2013-2020.

"I think diabetes care needs to involve much more focus on psychological and emotional support". World Diabetes Day became an official United Nations Day in 2006 with the passage of United Nation Resolution 61/225.

In people from southern Asia the disease can appear as early as 25.

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