Merck's partnership with the IDF extends to World Diabetes Day 2017 (14 November), which is themed 'Women and diabetes.' Merck is committed to and involved in raising awareness about women's health with the program Healthy Women, Healthy Economies. That's especially true of type 2 diabetes.
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. If the disease is left untreated it can cause many further complications.
Even if the women in a family do not have diabetes, the management of their family members with diabetes is largely dependent on lifestyle with the possible need for timely medications.
The number of people with diabetes in India could double in the coming decade, according to a recent study report.
The FITTER India recommendations are based on Global Injection Technique Questionnaire (ITQ) Study, updates on local and global clinical evidence after robust published literature search and the global FITTER meeting that was held in Rome in the year 2015 and included over 150 key opinion leaders from all over the world and more than 15000 healthcare professionals who connected virtually to the Congress.
The main risk factors for women include poor diet and nutrition, physical inactivity, tobacco consumption and excessive use of alcohol.
It can also be triggered when the insulin that is produced doesn't work properly. It reduces the symptoms of diabetes like frequent urination and thrusting.
More than anything else we as a people are put to ease with the thought that no single disease is being given precedence over the other and all are being tackled with the same amount of effort to promote education, early detection, prevention and management and in some cases eradication of the diseases in Ghana.
While beetroots may not be a popular food item with people when it comes to taste, its treasure trove full to the brim with unbelievable health benefits makes it the number one item of the food list. While in Type 2 Diabetes, the body does not produce enough insulin for proper function.
Taking all this into consideration, one can well imagine the central and important role women play in our fight to overcome the diabetes tsunami. They're much more severe, too.
However, whereas a healthier lifestyle can often reverse the symptoms in people with type 2 diabetes, it does not have the same dramatic effect on type 1 diabetes.
One of the common myths is that diabetics should stay away from juices.
The disease has no cure but it is preventable and can be managed.
To find out more, visit Diabetes UK.