World Diabetes Day?

World Diabetes Day: What are the symptoms of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes?
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World Diabetes Day was running annually on Tuesday, November 14 since 1991, it started in response to growing concerns about the escalating health hazard posed by the illness.

In 2006 World Diabetes Day became an official United Nations Day, along with the effort reaches a worldwide audience of more than 1 billion people in more than 160 countries.

World Diabetes Day aims to draw attention to the problems caused by diabetes around the globe and maintaining the disease in the political and general public spotlight.

World Diabetes Day: What are the symptoms of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes?
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There are 199 million girls with diabetes, there are anticipated to be 313 million by 2040.

Diabetes is a leading cause of death in girls.

Women with type 2 diabetes are more likely to have heart disease.

Women with type 1 diabetes have a higher chance of having a baby with malformations or miscarriage.

World Diabetes Day: What are the symptoms of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes?
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What is diabetes?

Diabetes is a life-long condition which results in a individual’s blood glucose level to eventually become significant.

Type 1 diabetes is the human body’s immune system attacks and destroys the cells that make insulin in the pancreas.

Type 2 diabetes is where the body doesn’t produce enough insulin or the body’s cells don’t react to insulin, this is sometimes due to excess weight gain and insufficient exercise.

Around 90 percent of those with diabetes, suffer from type 2.

During pregnancy, some women suffer from diabetes, which is when girls have such high levels of blood glucose that their body is unable to produce insulin to absorb all of it.

What are the signs of diabetes?

You should go to your GP if you are having any one of these symptoms.

  • Feeling really thirsty.
  • Urinating more often than normal, especially at night.
  • Feeling really tired.
  • Weight loss and loss of muscle bulk.
  • Itching around the vagina or penis, or frequent episodes of thrush.
  • Cuts or wounds which heal slowly.
  • Blurred vision.

Type 1 diabetes may grow quickly over weeks or days without realising due to the early symptoms that are senile, and type 2 could exist.

There are no lifestyle changes you can make to lower your risk of type 1 diabetes, but type 2 is connected to being overweight so exercise and a nutritious diet may take you out of the danger zone.

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