Digital inclusion is growing exponentially. The internet has become a powerful tool for empowerment and adherence to treatment of chronic diseases such as diabetes. Its reach goes far beyond that which any specialist can hope to achieve.
CVD is the main cause of death in people with diabetes. The risk of developing CVD during diabetes is double compared to general population. Having a major CV event reduces life expectancy significantly.
Diabulimia refers to an eating disorder in which individuals with type 1 diabetes manipulate their insulin in order to lose weight. As a result of the high blood sugars related to insulin omission, diabulimia poses as a life threatening condition and accelerates the risk of developing diabetes related complications.
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.