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 - 16:16
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.
Submitted by aabolina on Tue, 05/20/2014 - 15:16
Submitted by aabolina on Wed, 02/26/2014 - 13:15
Submitted by aabolina on Wed, 02/26/2014 - 10:32
Just over 8.3% of the global population has diabetes.1 Increasing age is a significant risk factor for type 2 diabetes but the diagnosis is often missed or delayed because the clinical presentation is different from that in younger people. Diabetes is a major cause of complications, reduced quality of life and changed physical and mental functioning in older people.2,3,4 It is also a leading cause of death in older people from cardiovascular and other related medical co-morbidities. In addition, many older people have additional risk factors for diabetes and may have undiagnosed complications.