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.
Submitted by aabolina on Tue, 05/20/2014 - 16:16
More than seven million people have diabetes in Brazil, the fifth largest country in the world. Prevalence of diabetes in 2013 exceeded 9% and it is estimated that diabetes is responsible for more than 80,000 deaths each year.1 The increase in life expectancy of the global population, combined with a poor diet and a sedentary lifestyle are contributing to higher rates of type 2 diabetes and Brazil is no exception.
Submitted by aabolina on Tue, 05/20/2014 - 16:00
The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) estimates that over 382 million people currently live with diabetes globally. This accounts for 11% of the adult population and is projected to increase to near 592 million by 2035. The data reveals that over 80% of persons living with diabetes are from developing countries.
Submitted by aabolina on Tue, 05/20/2014 - 15:48
Promoting oral health is essential in order to prevent and reduce the negative consequences of type 2 diabetes and to maintain good health.1 Tragically, periodontal disease significantly contributes to the risk of dying from diabetes.
Submitted by aabolina on Tue, 05/20/2014 - 15:41
Barriers to successful diabetes self-management in low-income populations include reduced access to healthy food along with limited awareness of healthy eating. In the United States, it is a public health paradox that those at the highest risk for obesity and type 2 diabetes are the most food insecure, meaning unable to consistently afford or have access to enough healthy food to meet their nutritional needs.1
Submitted by aabolina on Tue, 05/20/2014 - 15:29
Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is glucose intolerance that begins or is first identified during pregnancy.