Diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disease in which sick people have elevated blood glucose levels.

November 14 is World Diabetes Day.

June 27 is the World Diabetes Day.

Diabetes interesting facts

1. More than 30% of people with diabetes do not know about it.

2. Type 2 diabetes is often asymptomatic.

3. Asia has the greatest number of people with diabetes.

4. Diabetes mellitus during pregnancy often disappears after birth.

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5. Work is underway to create a pancreas for transplantation in a 3D bio-printer that could cure patients with type 1 diabetes.

6. The first patients may receive new pancreas as early as 2021.

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7. Diabetes mellitus is the first non-communicable disease to be considered an epidemic of the 21st century.

8. Annually, the number of diabetics increases by over 2%.

9. Annually, over 13% of the health care budget in Poland is spent on diabetes treatment.

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10. Diabetes is not curable.

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Diabetes questions and answers

What are the symptoms of diabetes?

Weight loss, excessive soaking, or increased thirst.

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How to Treat Diabetes

Diet and medication are essential.

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Why is World Diabetes Day celebrated on November 14?

It is the birthday of the insulin discoverer Frederick Banting.

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How many people in Poland suffer from diabetes?

Nearly 4 million people.

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How much can a lifestyle change reduce the risk of diabetes?

It is estimated that a healthy diet and exercise can reduce the risk of diabetes by up to 70%.

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What is the most common cause of diabetes?

Obesity. Only a few percent of people with diabetes have a normal body weight.

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