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What Is Type 1 Diabetes?

Type 1 diabetes is a chronic disease marked by high blood glucose (sugar) levels, called hyperglycemia. It develops when the body produces little to no insulin.

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Diabetes Technology Investor Updates: Fall 2016

Diabetes Technology Company Updates - Fall 2016

Definition Diabetes is a chronic (long term) condition in which the levels of glucose (sugar) in the blood are too high. This may be because the pancreas is not producing enough insulin or there is a problem with how the body's cells are responding to it. The two main types of diabetes are type 1 and type 2. Description For our bodies to work properly we need to convert glucose (sugar) from food into energy. A hormone called insulin is essential for the conversion of glucose into energy. In…

18.2m Africans will be diabetic by 2030 WHO World Health Organisation WHO has called for prioritisation of actions to prevent people becoming overweight and obese beginning before birth and in early childhood following predictions that over 18.2 million Africans including an estimated 4.8 million Nigerians may become diabetic by 2030. On the occasion of World Diabetes Day 2016 November 14 the WHO issues a call for action on diabetes drawing attention to the need to step up prevention and…

"I wish type 1 diabetes had a different name than type 2. People don't understand that type1 diabetics kids and adults didn't bring it on themselves. Society has made diabetes such a shameful word."