Submitted by Lorenzo.Piemonte on Wed, 11/09/2016 - 12:59
It is well known that the number of people with diabetes is increasing rapidly across the globe such that in 2015, IDF estimated there were 415 million adults living with diabetes, the vast majority of whom have type 2 diabetes. What is not so well known is that almost half of all people living with diabetes do not know they have it.
Submitted by Lorenzo.Piemonte on Mon, 11/02/2015 - 10:20
In the following headlines, diabetes is mentioned, but what type is being discussed exactly? Given that there are different types of diabetes, how does the general public understand the difference when no distinction is made?
Submitted by Lorenzo.Piemonte on Mon, 11/02/2015 - 10:19
What is healthy eating? A healthy lifestyle involves many choices and for all people in our modern world today choosing balanced nutrition is a priority to live a long healthy life. Generally, it is recognized that a healthy eating strategy emphasizes vegetables, fruit, whole grains, lean meat and foods low in salt and added sugar.
Submitted by Lorenzo.Piemonte on Mon, 11/02/2015 - 10:18
In the Western Desert nations of Central Australia, the Pitjantjatjara, Ngaantyatjarra and Yangkunytjatjara people reside on the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjata (APY) Lands, and refer to themselves as the Anangu (people). Like so many colonized indigenous peoples of the world, the Anangu suffer from poor health, malnutrition and now face epidemic proportions of type 2 diabetes.
Submitted by aabolina on Wed, 05/21/2014 - 14:11
Translational research helps to apply successful outcomes from basic science into practical real-life applications in communities. Today, this type of research is gaining widespread attention in the prevention and treatment of diabetes.
Submitted by aabolina on Wed, 05/21/2014 - 13:29
An epidemiological transition is occurring in Tunisia. Prevalence of diabetes has increased from 2.3% in 1977 to 6.4% in 1990 and reached 10 to 15% in 2000. Increased diabetes prevalence is rising hand-in-hand with obesity, which represents an important risk factor of type 2 diabetes.
Submitted by aabolina on Tue, 05/20/2014 - 16:50
Primary prevention of type 2 diabetes has been shown to be effective in many parts of the world. It has been years since important studies affirmed that preventative measures such as moderate weight loss, moderate physical activity and low-fat, high fibre food choices can help offset impaired glucose tolerance from progressing to a case of type 2 diabetes.1,2
Submitted by aabolina on Tue, 05/20/2014 - 16:44
Pakistan is the sixth most populous country in Southeast Asia with a population exceeding 180 million. Today, diabetes prevalence in Pakistan is estimated to be 6.8%.1 In 2010, a World Bank report warned that Pakistan is facing a health crisis, with rising rates of diabetes, obesity, heart disease obesity and other non-communicable diseases (NCDs).
Submitted by aabolina on Tue, 05/20/2014 - 16:35
Good self-management is crucial for experiencing a healthy life with diabetes. Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) and Diabetes Self-Management Support (DSMS) activities provide a process for people living with diabetes to gain the knowledge and skills needed to modify their behaviour. DSME and DSMS also help people with diabetes self-manage the disease and related conditions.
Submitted by aabolina on Tue, 05/20/2014 - 16:23
The prevalence of diabetes is estimated to be 11.6% in the Chinese adult population, which represents up to 113.9 million Chinese adults with diabetes or a third of the world’s diabetes population. The prevalence of diabetes is higher in older age groups, in urban residents and in persons living in economically developed regions.