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.
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Submitted by aabolina on Mon, 11/25/2013 - 13:58
The DAWN2TMstudy has categorized a massive amount of information on different aspects of the needs of people with diabetes, and the findings on discrimination are amongst the most interesting. The history of the condition provides many examples of its unacceptable consequences.
Submitted by aabolina on Mon, 11/25/2013 - 13:50
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Submitted by aabolina on Wed, 08/21/2013 - 14:56
Associação de Diabetes Juvenil - ADJ reports on the status of child health in Brazil over the past 20 years and discusses what types of programmes they and the federal government have developed to quell the obesity, diabetes and Non-communicable Disease (NCD) epidemic faced by families and school aged children. Learn how ADJ is promoting diabetes education for families and making a difference in their quality of life.
Submitted by aabolina on Wed, 08/21/2013 - 13:43
Taking type 1 diabetes to school is the subject of the second instalment for our Voices of type 1 diabetes series which features first person accounts of people living with either type 1 or type 2 diabetes and their perspectives on managing the conditions in our world today.
Submitted by aabolina on Thu, 05/23/2013 - 16:08
Voices of type 1 diabetes is a new Diabetes Voice instalment reflecting the personal burden of diabetes in society. This new series will present individual stories from all over the world and provide an opportunity to appreciate different perspectives about life with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. In this first edition, voices from the type 1 diabetes community share their thoughts about every day life beyond diagnosis.
Submitted by aabolina on Thu, 03/14/2013 - 13:38
There is nothing ordinary about Josu Feijoo, a 47-year-old mountaineer from Vitoria, in the Basque Country – except perhaps that like millions of people around the world he has type 1 diabetes. He lives by his own maxim: the future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. A glance at his curriculum tells us that Josu has had more than a few dreams, and he has believed in them enough to transform them into reality.
Submitted by aabolina on Tue, 12/11/2012 - 11:36
From Cairo to Copenhagen, Delhi to Doha, Miami to Melbourne the world once again united on 14 November 2012 to raise awareness of the ever-increasing threat posed by the diabetes epidemic in every part of the world, and help to bring about improvements to the 371 million people currently affected by diabetes.