Pregnant women in urban areas at risk of getting gestational diabetes


"Poorly controlled blood glucose in young people with type-2 diabetes means looking at frequent hospitalisation and higher co-morbidities and complications like kidney failure in the 30s".

The theme for this year is "Women and Diabetes".

Gestational Diabetes Mellitus was thought to be a relatively benign condition, however, now it is known to put women at high risk of subsequently developing Type 2 diabetes - a condition that needs lifelong treatment and is associated with a number of serious complications.

With 72.9 million people now living with diabetes, India is known as the world capital for the disease. Blood glucose is the main of energy and comes from the food you eat where as an insulin, is a hormone made by the pancreas.

Whole grains such as wild rice, quinoa, whole grain breads and cereals containing fiber are good for digestive health. "They also have higher rates of abdominal obesity, and likely to be 3 times more obese than men".

For the survey conducted in partnership with market research firm Kantar IMRB, over 1,000 women, belonging to the age group of 18-65 years were interviewed to draw insights on the level of awareness on risks emerging from diabetes.

Green veggies such as broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus, carrots.

She said the patients suffer a permanent, irreversible, untreatable and chronic lifelong impairment, thus severely impacting equal participation with fellow citizens, their growth and development to lead a safe and dignified life. "I was having seizures from low blood sugar when I was routinely eating insufficient carbohydrate to lose weight".

Three in five people who have diabetes experience emotional or mental health problems as a result of their condition, according to research. It has a low glycemic index score and is very rich in dietary fiber that helps in treating constipation which is a common complaint people with diabetes have.

Various events around the world mark the day including raising awareness in the media, lectures and conferences, sporting events, and leaflet/poster campaigning.

The charity is urging the Government to radically improve health outcomes for people with diabetes by committing to sustain transformation funding at current levels of £44 million until at least 2021. World Diabetes Day became an official United Nations Day in 2006 with the passage of United Nation Resolution 61/225.

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