A rise of type 2 diabetes in teens and children

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Diabetes has become a household term, and not only adults but children and teens can also be affected by diabetes. Fifteen to twenty years backreports of diabetes in kids were scarce and the diabetes diagnosed used be type 1. But now the rate of growth of the type 2 diabetes in children and in teenagers is becoming alarming. With the lifestyle becoming more and more sedentary each day, and the food options filled with sugar and fats, it is a sad state to see young people depending on medication for an entire lifetime to stay healthy. Diabetes blood test confirms the existence of this disease, and the affected people are not mature enough to understand this.

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Tips for treating tingling and numbness in hands and feet due to diabetes

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Paresthesia, this term would be entirely new to you. But you would have known it by the complications. The pin and needles experience of a diabetic is what this term denotes. This can be a spoiler for anything. You would not be able to sit, stand or sleep.  If you feel that living with the discomfort of paresthesia is the only way out then this is a misconception. Moreover, if you think that there are no ways out to get rid of the pain, then one of the approaches with which you can tackle it is by keeping your diabetes well controlled.

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How is diabetes diagnosed?

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Diabetes is to blame for various other health complications that include heart and kidney problems. Often, people with type 2 diabetes never know it, and in case of type 1 diabetes, one may not be aware of its existence until it becomes worse. This makes it indispensable to go for diabetes test at regular intervals to stay safe and healthy. A series of medical tests are prescribed by doctors to diagnose diabetes.

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World Diabetes Day: Stories and Experiences

Dr.  Abhijit Jagtap, Knowledge Management, R&D,  Mumbai

Diabetes has been existent for centuries causing millions of deaths over the years. People affected with diabetes are also at an increased risk of heart disease and stroke. But, diabetes can be controlled and its complications, overcome. On the occasion of World Diabetes Day, I wanted to share a story of my friend “Rahul” (name changed) who was diagnosed with diabetes five years back; fought bravely and pushed this dreaded disease back.

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