Tag: Diabetes

  • What is Diabetes?

    What is Diabetes?

    1 minute short introduction to diabetes and its types with reliable references.

  • Disease burden of Diabetes

    Disease burden of Diabetes

    Disease burden Disease burden is the severity and impact of a disease (1) which is measured by mortality, morbidity, clinical conditions,  quality of life, disability, years of life lost, and monetary cost  (2). In 2015 monetary cost of diabetes was estimated to be US$1.31 trillion which equals 1.8% cost of the global GDP (Gross Domestic…

  • Complications of diabetes

    Complications of diabetes

    Diabetes is linked to various complications, classified into two primary types: acute and chronic. Acute complications include diabetic ketoacidosis, hyperglycaemic hyperosmolar state, hypoglycaemia, and diabetic coma. Chronic conditions are more gradual, encompassing hypertension, nephropathy, retinopathy, dyslipidemia, and vascular complications such as micro and macroangiopathy, neuropathy, and others. A synthesized diagram in Figure 1 outlines these…

  • Diabetes is increasing the risk of developing tuberculosis

    Diabetes is increasing the risk of developing tuberculosis

    A recent study over 2.3 million patients from 50 different countries concluded a 25% increase in diabetes prevalence would result in 8% increase of tuberculosis by 2035 (1). Globally diabetes is increasing at an alarming rate in the low and middle income countries. Interestingly, a significant portion of diabetes patients remain undiagnosed. Among the patients…

  • Diabetes Symptoms

    Diabetes Symptoms

    This article explores the signs and symptoms of type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

  • Definition of diabetes

    Definition of diabetes

    Definition Diabetes is not a single disease (1). It is a set of diseases characterized by elevated plasma glucose level (1) due to insufficient insulin production (2). A simplified definition of diabetes can be, diabetes is a disease when body can’t produce enough insulin. From clinical perspective, diabetes mellitus is defined as a metabolic disorder…

  • Intro

    Intro

    Diabetes is a group of metabolic diseases (1). Over the last three decades, globally diabetes is growing at a steady rate (2). The increasing prevalence of this disease is imposing huge disease burdens on individual, social and global level (2,3). This indicates, for a sustainable development, diabetes requires attention. Objectives The objectives of this blog…

  • Vision for Happiness

    Vision for Happiness

    Albert Einstein famously remarked in a conversation with Werner Heisenberg. He said, “you know in the west we have got a beautiful ship and in it has all the comforts but actually the one thing that it doesn’t have is – a compass, and that’s why it doesn’t know where it is going”. Dear reader, I’m…

  • Diabetes: Prevalence

    Diabetes: Prevalence

    Diabetes mellitus is a major non-communicable disease, ranking as a leading cause of death and disability worldwide (Lozano et al., 2012). It is a group of metabolic diseases characterized by elevated blood glucose levels (hyperglycemia) resulting from defects in insulin secretion, or insulin action, or both (ADA, 2008). WHO listed top 10 causes of death…

  • Machine Learning: New horizon for Chronic Disease Management [Part 1]

    Machine Learning: New horizon for Chronic Disease Management [Part 1]

    The combination of technology and analytics is bringing new horizon in health industry by cutting cost, reducing unnecessary hospitalization and also improving the health condition of patients. Chronic diseases like – diabetes, heart disease, renal disease and others could save billions of dollars by preventing unnecessary hospitalization. A study conducted at the Boston Medical Center,…