Introduction

Diabetes does not limit itself only to the old age group. It also afflicts newborns, and manifests itself as Type 1 or Juvenile Diabetes. It also presents itself among the youth. The causes are linked to obesity, genetic risk factors, inactivity, unhealthy lifestyle, stress, etc. the list of diabetes and diabetes-related diseases such as hypertension, cardiovascular problems, eye diseases, and neuropathies is increasing at an alarming rate. In order to address these pressing health issues, we at HHF have undertaken the mission of fostering public awareness on diabetes and its linked diseases. The need of the hour is to help people prevent further health problems. With this purpose, we frequently conduct various health-related events. Our events comprise of health check-up camps, exhibitions, seminars, nutrition camps, yoga demos, and interactive lecture sessions to name a few. All for diabetics and their caretakers.

Fast Facts

  • There are over one million Juvenile Diabetics in India.

  • Of these, 12,000 die every year in India. There are no statistics on how many die undiagnosed.

  • 70% of all Juvenile Diabetics hail from poor families.

  • Almost 25% of a family’s income is spent on medication for the affected child.

  • There is no cure for Juvenile Diabetes.

  • Daily intake of insulin can keep the disorder under control. Regular blood glucose check is also necessary.

Treatment

There is no cure for Juvenile Diabetes. The amount of insulin that needs to be taken depends on the severity of the disorder. Monitoring the blood sugar level on regular basis is a must. Besides, maintaining a healthy diet and exercising helps to control the sugar level. Physical exercise lowers the risk of heart and blood vessel diseases. Regular medical check-ups are essential to examine the other health problems in the child’s body. So, with consistent diabetes management, a child can live a better quality life.

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