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

Emotional toll of diabetes 'needs more recognition'

"The risk of complications for younger persons with type-2 diabetes is twofold to threefold higher than type-1 diabetes", says Dr Nikhil Tandon, professor and head of endocrinology and metabolism, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, which is partnering in the registry. When their blood sugar levels are too high, they can suffer from hyperglycaemia (a "hyper").

"Include type 1 diabetes as a disability".

"There's no day off from having diabetes and there's not yet a cure, so if you live with the condition you know it's going to be with you day in, day out for the rest of your life".

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. Early detection may help in prevention and controlling the disease. They can even slip into coma if not revived.

"We encouraged our daughter to be open about her condition".

Julie (Nicholls), from Glemsford in Suffolk, who lives with type 2 diabetes, attended a DESMOND course after being diagnosed three months ago. Some children hide it from their school staff because of stigma.

"While it is encouraging to note that 78 percent of the respondents were aware of diabetes and its complications, it is alarming to note that women are not taking concrete actions to address this challenge", Melvin D'souza, Managing Director, Novo Nordisk India, said in a statement.

Adya's parents recently encouraged her to go on a school trip to the Nilgiris, instilled confidence in her and taught her lifesaving skills. They also frequently develop hypoglycemia (low sugar levels) another life threatening condition.

"These children need constant care and can not be left on their own, particularly if they are less than five years old". The brain needs a constant level of glucose for normal functioning. Type 2 occurs when the body is unable to use or does not make enough insulin and can often be managed with medication, proper diet and physical exercise.

Though diabetes is caused due to improper availability of insulin in the body, people suffering from this suffer from frequent urination, hunger, weight gain, unusual weight loss, fatigue, intense thirst, cuts and bruises that do not heal.

Such widespread unawareness around injection usage and its role in diabetes management paved the way to Forum for Injection Techniques (FIT) recommendations for Best Practice in Insulin Injection Technique. "These kids have to often tell examiners and authorities on why they need insulin pump, adding to their stress", she said.

Overly-low levels of blood sugar can make you feel shaky, moody and exhausted, sweat, look pale, give you a headache or make you unable to concentrate.

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