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DRIVING WITH DIABETES IN SUMMER

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Summer is here and so are vacations. Most of you will be planning to spend time outdoors and going on long drives. When you have diabetes, high temperature and humidity can cause serious problems. Apart from the risk of sun exposure and dehydration, people with diabetes are also at an increased risk of abnormally rising or falling blood sugar levels.

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Understanding Diabetes

Diabetes, also known as diabetes mellitus, is a long-term metabolic condition where the concentration of glucose or sugar in your blood is very high. Your body gets glucose from the food that you eat. The starchy and sugary carbohydrates in your food are converted into sugar (glucose) and the glucose is passed into your bloodstream. It is circulated throughout your body where it enters the different cells in your body and is used as energy.

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Women With Diabetes Face Greater Risk of Heart Disease

Diabetes can often be hard on women making them four times more prone to cardiovascular diseases. They are two to four times more at risk of stroke or death at a younger age from cardiovascular diseases than women with no diabetes. Their risk factors are more common and can be different and more severe than men with diabetes.  The rate of mortality of women from CVD or heart attack is higher than men.

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EATING WELL WHILE TRAVELLING

We all travel from one place to another, at some point of time either for business purpose, for exploring the new places/areas or just to relax and get away from the busy routine-like life. The most important thing to be considered during travelling is our eating habits, which decides our health at the end. Especially if you have diabetes, this point needs to be taken care more in which healthy eating is an essential asset of your diabetes care plan.

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DIABETES IN CHILDREN

Diabetes in children accounts for only about 5–10% of all cases of diabetes; however, its incidence continues to increase worldwide and it has serious short-term and long-term implications. One of the most common pediatric endocrine disease, it affects nearly 500,000 children below the age of 15 years.

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