Facts and Insights about Diabetes

2022-12-07 11:11:55

<p>1 in 11 people in India suffer from some form of diabetes, making it the 2<sup>nd</sup> most affected country, after China. There&rsquo;s a good chance someone you know suffers from the disease. As it develops, we&rsquo;re witnessing even the younger generation getting diagnosed with diabetes.</p>

<p>Although there is no cure for diabetes, the disease can actively be controlled and its impact reduced with our measure. With regular insulin shots and a complete information on what the disease is and how to deal with it, the world can successfully fight against it.</p>

<p><strong>What is diabetes?</strong></p>

<p>Diabetes restricts the production of insulin in the human body. Insulin controls the glucose level in your body, &nbsp;the lack of which makes your blood sugar levels abnormally high.</p>

<p>The disease makes the patient more susceptible to heart diseases and other health issues. It is known to be closely related to severe conditions linked to kidney failures, cholesterol levels, vision impairment, and high blood pressure.</p>

<p><strong>Types of Diabetes</strong></p>

<p>There are 2 classifications under diabetes: Type 1 and Type 2.</p>

<p><strong>Type 1:</strong> Your body does not produce insulin and you need to externally inject insulin every day.</p>

<p><strong>Type 2: </strong>Your body does not use the insulin it produces. This condition can be reversed with some precautionary measures.</p>

<p><strong>Cost of Diabetes</strong></p>

<p>Diabetes is an expensive disease and takes a big toll on the patient&rsquo;s wallet. Being life-long, the regular treatment adds up to a significant medical cost. The disease takes a serious toll on the quality of life.</p>

<p>India is called the &lsquo;Diabetes capital of the world&rsquo; as it hosts 20% of the world&rsquo;s diabetes patients. It&rsquo;s important to have a deep understanding about the disease to put up an effective fight against it.</p>