27% of Bahrainis are in the grasps of type 2 diabetes

Alarmingly about 27% of the Baharin population is suffering from type 2 diabetes, the main cause behind this is poor unhealthy diet and also high calorie over-eating,

Diabetes mellitus type 2 or Type 2 Diabetes (formerly called non Insulin Diabetes(NIDDM), or adult-onset diabetes) is the most common form of diabetes. In type 2 diabetes, either the body does not produce enough insulin or the cells ignore the insulin.
Insulin is necessary for the body to be able to use glucose for energy. When we eat food, the body breaks down all of the sugars and starches into glucose, which is the basic fuel for the cells in the body. Insulin takes the sugar from the blood into the cells. When glucose builds up in the blood instead of going into cells, it can cause two problems:
Cells may be starved for energy.
Over time, high blood glucose levels may hurt our eyes, kidneys, nerves or heart.

Health Ministry is highly concerned about this increasing number of diabetics, it will create a negative pressure in the economical structure of the country due to high cost of treatment.

Diabetes is the main reason behind the increasing number of school drop outs, It is also effecting the productivity level of Baharin.

Type 1 or Juvenle diabetes is not far behind, More than 1000, below 15 age group of children are suffering from it. Some children and teenagers have also developed type 2 diabetes which was believed to be a disease for elderly people.

Diabetes mellitus type 1 ( Type I diabetes, T1D, T1DM, IDDM, juvenile diabetes)Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that results in destruction of insulin-producing beta cells of the pancreas.

Type 1 diabetes (formerly known as “childhood”, “juvenile” or “insulin-dependent” diabetes) is not exclusively a childhood problem; the adult incidence of Type 1 is noteworthy — many adults who contract Type 1 diabetes are misdiagnosed with Type 2 due confusion on this point.

Untreated Type 1 diabetes can lead to one form of diabetic coma, diabetic ketoacidosis, which can be fatal.

According to statistics released by the World Health Organisation, 250 million people are diabetic. The number is expected to jump to 380 million over the next 20 years.

Source: Daily News

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