Nearly 50% of the 425 million people with diabetes are women. The drivers of diabetes are many in women. Poverty, care giving, literacy, mental stress, pregnancy, menopause, gender bias all play a part.
Words are part of each person’s context; people interpret messages and create meaning. For people with diabetes, the words they hear, see and read every day can be helpful or hurtful. Words can contribute to an already stressful disease experience.
In continuation of our previous discussion on Women and Diabetes: The challenges of pregnant women living with diabetes, we would like to bring your attention to other challenges that women with diabetes experience. For this discussion it will be interesting to explore how we can tackle the social disadvantages experienced
Women around the world are impacted by diabetes in many ways. Over half of the diabetes population are women, and many women (both with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes) will have pregnancies during their disease exposure. The incidence of gestational diabetes (GDM) also continues to rise, hence it has been