November is considered as the diabetes awareness month. Many countries and nations are taking steps against this future epidemic. The recent addition is Egypt. On occasion of the World Diabetes Day, Egyptian Association for Diabetes (EAD) launched country’s first diabetes hotline. The hotline is Allo Sukkar Mazboot 16363.
Blurry vision, a symptom of Diabetic retinopathy, can be an indication to diabetes. It can often lead to loss of vision if left untreated. Dr. Mahipal Sachdev, said this at a free diabetic eye screening camp in the capital in New Delhi, India.
Type 1 diabetes is a growing epidemic among the youths worldwide. The problem is very serious in the UK. Around 175 children develop Type 1 diabetes in Wales each year. Nearly 25% of them develop diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) by the time of diagnosis – a serious complication in which toxic chemicals build up in the blood.