Introduction

Meet the cast of this programme, 8 women with diabetes who share their own views and experiences.




Definition Classification of diabetes:

Type 1 diabetes is caused by pancreatic beta cell destruction leading to no insulin being produced.

Type 2 diabetes is caused by a combination of insulin resistance and beta cell insulin secretory dysfunction - in other words, either challenges utilising insulin effectively or not producing enough insulin.
 
Gestational diabetes is diabetes that occurs for the first time during pregnancy.

Question

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Q1 . What percentage of the world population are currently estimated to have diabetes?
  • 1 - 2%
  • 5 - 7%
  • 30 - 35%
Q2 . Which of the following are common signs and symptoms of type 1 diabetes?
  • Anuria; weight gain; tachycardia
  • Polyuria; polydipsia; weight loss; infection
  • Glossitis; disturbed sleep pattern; pruritis