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World Diabetes Day 2017 Why Foods With Low Glycemic Index Are Good For Diabetics

World Diabetes Day 2017 Why Foods With Low Glycemic Index Are Good For Diabetics

14th November is celebrated as the International Diabetes Day across the globe.

The survey was conducted across 14 cities in the country - Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Bhubaneswar, Lucknow, Ludhiana, Indore, Guwahati, Kochi and Vijayawada.

Dr. Shaukat Sadikot, President of IDF, says, "The world is facing a rising prevalence and incidence of type 2 diabetes, due to limited knowledge on prevention and insufficiently informed self-management".

Around 3.5 million people in the United Kingdom suffer diabetes, while another 549,000 are thought to be living with the disease without knowingWhat is diabetes?

Mehar Rajput, Nutritionist at FITPASS and Sonia Narang, Nutritionist and Wellness Expert at Oriflame India, list down the fruits and their hidden benefits which a person suffering from diabetes should eat.

Merck, a leading science and technology company with 60 years of clinical experience in diabetes, today announced its partnership with the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) to implement education and communications activities emphasizing the importance of preventing type 2 diabetes.

Obesity is a key risk factor for type 2 diabetes.

Statistics provided by American Diabetes Association prove that, women with GDM, are at high risk of facing miscarriage and have increased chances of developing type 2 diabetes in the future. Besides being a disease in itself, an uncontrolled high blood sugar level leads to further complications, including retinopathy (affecting eye), nephropathy (affecting kidney), neuropathy (microvascular), heart diseases and peripheral vascular disease, resulting in organ and tissue damage.

It can also be triggered when the insulin that is produced doesn't work properly.

Health authorities are also urging people to make healthier lifestyle choices.

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

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

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".

Some type 2 diabetics will also need insulin, though it is less common.

This medication is created to lower blood sugar levels, but can not cure the disease.

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

"Indians get diabetes at a lower body weight, with around 20-25 per cent people (diabetics) not being overweight", said Dr Anoop Misra, chairman, Fortis Centre of Diabetes, Metabolic Diseases and Endocrinology, was quoted as saying in the report.

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