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Women With Gestational Diabetes More Likely To Develop Type-2 Diabetes

Women With Gestational Diabetes More Likely To Develop Type-2 Diabetes

If shown to be successful, the intervention could be scaled up across the region, and has the potential to help prevent or delay the development of type-2 diabetes in more than a quarter of a million South Asian women with prior Gestational Diabetes Mellitus.

Here are 10 healthy foods to include in one's diet for those who are taking baby steps towards avoiding diabetes. "In women, diabetes comes as a secondary condition associated with hormonal ailments like PCOS and hyperthyroidism, which introduce several challenges to conceive naturally and may also lead to complications during pregnancy", said Dr Manish Banker, Director, Nova IVI Fertility. This is aimed to raise awareness of diabetes, its prevention and complications. On the sidelines of the drive, former India cricketer Anil Kumble, Changing Diabetes ambassador, released the survey findings of the "Diabetes and Women's Health', conducted by Novo Nordisk in partnership with Kantar IMRB". Because your body doesn't make insulin, you have to take insulin every day.

"Insulin is a hormone made by specialized cells in the pancreas that allows the body to effectively metabolise sugar for later usage".

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Most children with diabetes have Type 1 Diabetes due to deficiency of insulin. "Adult-onset" type-2 diabetes occurs when the body can not use insulin produced efficiently because of metabolic reasons, forcing the pancreas to overwork and finally stop production. Pre-diabetes is a condition in which a person's blood glucose is elevated, but not high enough for a diabetes diagnosis. Following birth, the disease usually goes away.

By controlling diabetes or successfully avoiding the development of the disease you're more apt to have increased energy; be less exhausted; be less thirsty; urinate less frequently; have improved healing; have less infections; and also decrease the risk of other health problems caused by diabetes, such as heart attacks and strokes, eye problems; nerve problems in your hands and feet; kidney problems and teeth and gum issues.

Diabetes affects more than 4.5 million people in the UK, and according to Chris Askew, chief executive of Diabetes UK, it is the "fastest-growing health crisis of our time".