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Get To Know Global Ambassador Council Member Apoorva

Get To Know Global Ambassador Council Member Apoorva

Get to know Global Ambassador Council Member Apoorva Meet Apoorva, your Beyond Type 1 Global Ambassador in India! Apoorva is a doctor and currently pursuing MD in Pathology and has been a T1D for the last 10 years. She is a member of the Beyond Type 1 Global Ambassador Council and has represented India in various international diabetes forums. She is part of non-profit organization Diabetes India youth in Action (DIYA) for spreading awareness & fighting against the stigma and stereotypes associated with T1D. She has been actively involved in patient advocacy & appointed as the SEAR (South East Asian Region) Representative-elect for Young Leaders in Diabetes (YLD) at International Diabetes Federation. As Apoorva says,I am really passionate about working with young Type 1 diabetics for conducting regular educational camps to ensure easy access to diabetes education and the fight for affordable insulin. I wish to actively support organizations by collecting better data, sharing personal experiences and by campaigning to make life less troublesome for people with Type 1 diabetes all over the world. I have conducted Live Beyond Social camps on November 14th for the past 2 years to mark World Diabetes Day. Why is she passionate about improving life with T1D in India? During my medical college training, I realized there are lots of myths & social stigma attached to people living with diabetes in India and many people end up into devastating complications due to lack of awareness. In New Delhi, we are a team of passionate young T1ds who ensure we outreach to create awareness, provide social & emotional support to people living with Type 1 diabetes. We believe in making life with diabetes a smooth ride together. For a long time after my diagnosis I felt alone, but getting invol Continue reading >>

Famous People Who Died Of Diabetes Mellitus

Famous People Who Died Of Diabetes Mellitus

List of famous people who died of diabetes mellitus, including photos, birthdates, professions, and other information. These celebrities who died by sugar diabetes are listed alphabetically and include the famous diabetes mellitus victims’ hometown and biographical info about them when available. This list has everything from Johnny Cash to Gloria E. Anzaldúa. Featuring rock stars who were dying from diabetes and more, this list has it all. These notable simple diabetes deaths include modern and long-gone famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has diabetes mellitus as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if it was just one contributing factor for their death. Continue reading >>

Theresa May - The First Major World Leader Living With Type 1 Diabetes

Theresa May - The First Major World Leader Living With Type 1 Diabetes

Dr. Sanjay Kalra Consultant Endocrinologist, Bharti Hospital Karnal Theresa May - the first major world leader living with type 1 diabetes Type 1 diabetes (T1DM) is a condition to be lived with, T1DM, however, does not prevent one from living life fully. People with T1DM have scaled Mount Everest, won Olympic medals and made their mark in entertainment. To this, a new name, and a new field has been added. Ms Teresa May of United Kingdom (UK), who has recently taken over as Prime Minister, lives with T1DM. This achievement is an inspiration for all people living with diabetes and has been hailed as such. What does Prime Minister Teresa Mays elevation mean for the Indian diabetes fraternity, however? Ms May has LADA (late onset autoimmune diabetes of adults), which is a form of T1DM. This condition is often misdiagnosed as type 2 diabetes (T2DM), and wrongly treated with oral drugs. We should take this opportunity to highlight the historical and phenotypic differences between LADA and T2DM. Availability (and affordability) of investigations necessary to differentiate between these conditions is limited in India. Heightened awareness and use of antibody testing should contribute to more wide spread availability of these tests, at economic costs. The Indian government has focused on non-communicable disease in general, and diabetes in particular, in recent years. Most of the emphasis has been laid on T2DM. While this is understandable, keeping in view the immense burden of T2DM, the special needs of people with T1DM get ignored in the process. As T1DM continues its fight for a place under the medico-political sun, Ms Mays diabetic status should support these efforts. As diabetes care professionals, we often find it difficult to motivate our patients, and their family membe Continue reading >>

Diabetes Experts Call On World Leaders To Tax Sugar To Save Lives And Cut Healthcare Costs

Diabetes Experts Call On World Leaders To Tax Sugar To Save Lives And Cut Healthcare Costs

Diabetes Experts Call On World Leaders To Tax Sugar To Save Lives And Cut Healthcare Costs 13 November 2015, 12:49 am EST By Katrina Pascual Tech Times Tax sugar now: this is the battlecry of diabetes experts last Thursday in the continuing fight against obesity and diabetes. The International Diabetes Federation (IDF), ahead of a G20 leaders' meeting happening this weekend, wanted obesity and diabetes - both growing concerns worldwide - to be placed on the global agenda. According to them, governments should target diabetes risk factors and adopt fiscal policies on unhealthy food, channeling the revenues toward type 2 diabetes prevention and healthcare. IDF chief executive Petra Wilson is pushing for a tax on sodas and other sugary beverages. "It is very well established that heavy taxation on tobacco and relentless reinforcement of the message that tobacco is unhealthy has had a very good effect," Wilson said , urging a similar approach with sugar. Wilson recognized more barriers in sugar taxation than in tobacco, as people cannot survive completely without sugar. "[But they] can live without added sugars," she stressed. Mexico, France, and Chile are among the countries that have already implemented sugar taxation in varying forms, and they continue to face opposition from groups such as the food industry. In Mexico, for instance, lawmakers are calling for slashing the sugar tax into half. New data from the IDF, released at a World Diabetes Day event in Brussels, Belgium, last Nov. 11, showed that 415 million adults now have diabetes, with 318 million more at risk. By 2040, one in 10 persons is projected to develop the disease, which gets about five to 20 percent of different countries' healthcare funds. A staggering 90 percent of all diabetes cases globally are type Continue reading >>

Theresa May Set To Become The First Prime Minister And World Leader With Type 1 Diabetes

Theresa May Set To Become The First Prime Minister And World Leader With Type 1 Diabetes

Theresa May set to become the first prime minister and world leader with type 1 diabetes Theresa May set to become the first prime minister and world leader with type 1 diabetes The Home Secretary Theresa May is on course to become the first prime minister who lives with type 1 diabetes as a result of this afternoons news that Andrea Leadsom MP has withdrawn from the Conservative Party leadership race. With Ms May now the only person remaining in the race, she is expected to become party leader and therefore prime minister. The Conservative Party is likely to formally confirm her appointment shortly, before a meeting between Ms May and the Queen. The Conservative Party leadership race was originally set to conclude in September. Ms May, who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in early 2013, is set to become the first world leader who lives with the condition. Ms May has been Home Secretary since 2010. She is the longest-serving holder of the prestigious office one of the great offices of state for more than 60 years. In 2013 Theresa was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes after doctors originally believed she had type 2 diabetes. During the winter of 2012 May went to her GP who ran a blood test which showed very high blood glucose levels . Theresa, who has been MP for Maidenhead since 1997, spoke to the Mail on Sunday at the time, saying: [Type 1 diabetes] doesnt affect how I do the job or what I do. Its just part of life so its a case of head down and getting on with it. Ms May has attended a number of JDRF events, including the 2015 Sugarplum Ball which raised 620,000 in support of JDRF, and most recently JDRFs #Type1Catalyst event in the Houses of Parliament. Continue reading >>

Famous People With Diabetes

Famous People With Diabetes

Having diabetes often necessitates making long-term lifestyle changes but it does not mean life has to be curtailed. Numerous well-known people lead interesting and successful lives with diabetes. Athletes with diabetes can achieve at the highest level although careful control over the disease is required. Few ambitious goals are stopped by diabetes but there are limits. Putting on weight to fulfill an acting job, for example, is not an option. And being famous does not prevent the dramatic way in which, for example, type 1 diabetes can first appear, as actress Halle Berry knows only too well. Five-time Olympic gold champion lives with diabetes An athlete with a collection of Olympic medals in rowing was diagnosed with diabetes between winning his fourth and fifth golds. The British athlete Sir Steve Redgrave was diagnosed at the age of 35 and needed to make big changes to his lifestyle, at first trying a different diet but finding he still needed the high energy intake of his previous diet for his sport. He has to take numerous daily insulin injections and carries emergency sugar with him when he is out on the water. If that is not inspiring enough, Sir Steve Redgrave also manages another chronic condition, the inflammatory bowel disease ulcerative colitis. In fact, it was treatment for this disease that led to his form of insulin-dependent diabetes. Tom Hanks has made changes for diabetes The world-famous actor Tom Hanks has found the need to adjust to life with diabetes and, as a result, certain things are now out of bounds to him. Hanks has taken on acting roles in the past that required him to gain a lot of weight, something his type 2 diabetes - which may have been caused by these weight gains - no longer allows him to do. Also out of reach for the actor are the p Continue reading >>

World's Largest Diabetes Meeting

World's Largest Diabetes Meeting

Your tax-deductible gift today can fund critical diabetes research and support vital diabetes education services that improve the lives of those with diabetes. Nearly 30 million battle diabetes and every 23 seconds someone new is diagnosed. Diabetes causes more deaths a year than breast cancer and AIDS combined. Your gift today will help us get closer to curing diabetes and better treatments for those living with diabetes. The American Diabetes Association's Scientific Sessions is the largest diabetes meeting in the world, bringing together nearly 18,000 participantsincluding more than 14,000 clinicians and researchers from all 50 states and over 100 countries. The 5-day annual meeting features timely and significant advances in basic science and the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diabetes. Attendees choose from over 3,000 original presentations which include symposia, oral abstract sessions, meet the expert sessions, interest group discussions, guided audio poster tours, and poster presentations. It also includes over 150 exhibitors showcasing the latest in diabetes-related products, services and technology available to health care professionals. It starts with you. Sign up to ride in Tour de Cure and create your team today! sticky en -- Chef Ronaldo's Sabores de Cuba - 2016-08-book-sabores-de-cuba.html Healthy Recipes: Delicious Recipe Kits Delivered - 2017-03-chefd.html We've teamed up with Chef'd to bring you healthy recipe kits. Ways to Give : Vacation for Donations - ways-to-give-201710-hotelscom.html Travel bookings completed through Hotels.com give 5% back to the Association. Shopdiabetes.org: Your Stress-Free System for Family Dinners! - 2017-03-book-oclock-scramble.html A year of delicious meals to help prevent and manage diabetes. Ask the Experts: Le Continue reading >>

Issues

Issues

Diabetes Voice is the quarterly magazine of IDF. It covers the latest developments in diabetes care, education, prevention, research, health policy and economics, as well as themes related to living with diabetes. Diabetes Voice goes to the heart of issues that are crucial to all those who can further the promotion of diabetes care, prevention, and a cure worldwide. Editor-in-Chief: Dr Douglas Villarroel (Bolivia) An inexplicable upsurge: the rise in type 1 diabetes When I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, I wasnt told what specifically triggered the destruction of my insulin-producing pancreatic -cells but I was told genetics played a role, that diabetes was a serious condition and I would be dependent upon exogenous insulin and a strict dietary regime for life. As I navigated through school and community (Baltimore, Maryland (USA)), I carried juice boxes, syringes, and a vial of insulin in my backpack. I was open about my condition in part because I wanted to meet another student with type 1 diabetes, just like me. For many years, I never met another young person living with type 1 diabetes until I was introduced to another high school senior at a different school. We commiserated about our longing for ice-cream and the delight in managing hypoglycaemic episodes with all our favorite but forbidden foods. Sadly, he did not live to see his 20th birthday due to complications of diabetes, but I thought about him this October as I celebrate 40 years with type 1 diabetes. Ive come a long way and yet, we still do not know what triggers -cell autoimmunity and further, why so many more children and young adults are developing autoimmune diabetes. Dr. Marian Rewers, Head of the Colorado Center of The Environmental Determinants of Diabetes in the Young (TEDDY) study does admi Continue reading >>

Celebrities With Diabetes

Celebrities With Diabetes

Diabetes is an illness that messes with your ability to process the energy in food. It's a growing concern in today's sugar-filled world and more people than ever are contracting the lifelong ailment - even the rich and famous! But diabetes doesn't have to stop you from living an active and fun life. Check out this list of some of the famous people, from athletes to celebrities and even world leaders, who are living with diabetes! Diabetic Celebs A full list of stars with diabetes would be massive and include lots of people you've never heard of. But here are a few celebs you may recognize from movies, TV, and even politics who have been diagnosed with either type 1 or type 2 diabetes: Halle Berry - Diabetes didn't stop her from appearing as the super-powered mutant Storm in the X-Men movies. However, her recent statement that she's gone from having type 1 to type 2 diabetes did raise a lot of eyebrows - because it's impossible! Nick Jonas - This 14 year-old star of the pop rock band the Jonas Brothers was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2007. Adam Morrison - Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 14, Adam worked hard and made it all the way to the NBA where he plays basketball for the Charlotte Bobcats. Gary Hall - This Olympic athlete didn't let type 1 diabetes stop him from earning a gold medal in swimming. Mike Huckabee - This former preacher isn't letting diabetes stop him from running for the 2008 Republican nomination in his quest to be the President of the United States! Elliott Yamin - After being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 16, he went on to become one of the top singers on American Idol in 2006. Vanessa Williams - Not only was Vanessa the first African-American Miss America, she is also a diabetic. Doug Burns - Mr. Universe doesn't let his type 1 d Continue reading >>

Famous People With Diabetes

Famous People With Diabetes

Diabetes is a pain, but it doesn’t have to stop you from achieving your greatest ambitions. Here are over 200 people with diabetes that have risen to the very top of their respective fields. If you have someone to add, please post a link in the comments! Jack Benny, 1950s television host, type 1 Wilford Brimley, of television and films, “Cocoon” and “The Firm”, type 2 Delta Burke, of television’s “Designing Women”, type 2 James Cagney, producer, director and actor, type not known Drew Carey, comedian, type 2 Nell Carter, of the television show “Gimme a Break”, type 2 Dick Clark, host of “American Bandstand”, type 2 Paula Deen, television chef, type 2 Dale Evans, actress, singer and wife of Roy Rogers, type 2 Stephen Furst, actor on the television shows “St. Elsewhere” and “Babylon 5”, type 2 Victor Garber, “Alias”, type 1 Jackie Gleason, funny star of “The Honeymooners”, type 2 Tom Hanks, type 2 Salma Hayek, gestational diabetes Gabriel Iglesias, American comedian, actor, writer, producer and voice actor, type 2 Randy Jackson of “American Idol”, type 2 Gordon Jump, actor on “WKRP in Cincinnati”, type 2 Larry King, “Larry King Live”, type 2 Mabel King, actress who played Mama on “What’s Happening”, type not known Jerry Lewis, comedian, type 1 George Lucas, creator of Star Wars Saga, type 2 Marcello Mastroianni, actor who appeared in 142 films, type not known Jerry Mathers, actor of “Leave It To Beaver” fame, type 2 Richard Mulligan, actor on the television show “Empty Nest”, type not known Minnie Pearl, entertainer, actress on the variety show “Hee Haw”, type 2 Aida Turturro, plays Tony’s sister on the Sopranos, type 2 Ehster Rolle, actress on the TV Show “Good Times”, type not known George C. Sc Continue reading >>

Could Theresa May Become The First Ever World Leader With Type 1 Diabetes?

Could Theresa May Become The First Ever World Leader With Type 1 Diabetes?

For the past few days the headlines in the UK, and across the world, have been dominated by the fallout from the UK public vote to leave the European Union. After David Cameron announced his resignation last week, the race to become the Conservative Party’s new leader and by extension the new prime minister has intensified. One name that has surged towards the top of the list is that of Theresa May. Theresa May’s career in Parliament Ms May has been Home Secretary since 2010. She is the longest-serving holder of the prestigious office– one of the great offices of state – for more than 60 years. Living with type 1 diabetes In 2013 Theresa was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes after doctors originally believed she had type 2 diabetes. During the winter of 2012 May went to her GP who ran a blood test which showed very high blood glucose levels. Theresa, who has been MP for Maidenhead since 1997, spoke to the Mail on Sunday at the time, saying: ‘[Type 1 diabetes] doesn’t affect how I do the job or what I do. It’s just part of life… so it’s a case of head down and getting on with it.’ Meeting the type 1 diabetes community Ms May has attended a number of JDRF events, including the 2015 Sugarplum Ball – which raised £620,000 in support of JDRF, and most recently JDRF’s #Type1Catalyst event in the Houses of Parliament. The Conservative Party will elect a new leader after a leadership election, set for September this year. This new leader will then, almost certainly, become the new prime minister of the UK. Karen Addington, Chief Executive of JDRF in the UK: ‘Theresa May has been inspirational to many children and adults affected by type 1 diabetes. She attends our events in a personal capacity and is wonderfully warm with the families who approach her fo Continue reading >>

List Of People With Diabetes Mellitus Type 1

List Of People With Diabetes Mellitus Type 1

This is a dynamic list and may never be able to satisfy particular standards for completeness. You can help by expanding it with reliably sourced entries. Diabetes mellitus type 1, also known as type 1 diabetes, or T1DM (formerly known as insulin-dependent diabetes or juvenile diabetes) is a condition in which the body does not produce insulin, resulting in high blood sugar levels in the body.[1][2] Whereas type 2 diabetes is typically diagnosed in middle age and treated via diet, oral medication and/or insulin therapy, type 1 diabetes tends to be diagnosed earlier in life, and people with type 1 diabetes require insulin therapy for survival.[1] The following is a list of notable people—including writers, artists, athletes, entertainers, and others—who have been documented as having type 1 diabetes. List of people[edit] Crystal Bowersox Damon Dash Sam Fuld Nick Jonas Este Haim Theresa May Mary Tyler Moore Anne Rice Derek Theler Name Lifespan Nationality Notability Ref. Akram, WasimWasim Akram 1966– Pakistani Cricketer, television personality [3] Bassinger, BrecBrec Bassinger 1999– American Actress [4] Bean, DexterDexter Bean 1987– American Auto racing driver [5] Bigard, Jean-MarieJean-Marie Bigard 1954– French Actor [6] Bowersox, CrystalCrystal Bowersox 1985– American Singer-songwriter and actress [7] Boynton, NickNick Boynton 1979– Canadian Ice hockey defenceman [8] Brass, DarrenDarren Brass 1972– American Tattoo artist [9] Burgalat, BertrandBertrand Burgalat 1963– French Musician and music producer [10] Canyon, GeorgeGeorge Canyon 1970– Canadian Country music singer [11] Channing, CarolCarol Channing 1921– American Actress, comedian [12] Clarke, BobbyBobby Clarke 1949– Canadian Ice hockey centre [13] Coker, BenBen Coker 1989– British Associ Continue reading >>

50 Famous & Successful People Who Are Diabetic

50 Famous & Successful People Who Are Diabetic

is a serious, sometimes life-threatening disease that affects millions of people, famous and successful included. But suffering from this disease doesn't mean your life has to stop where it is-many people have gone on to live full, productive lives, achieving greatness from Nobel Prizes to Halls of Fame. Read on to learn about 50 famous and successful people who achieved despite this unfortunate affliction. Science & Medicine Inventors, doctors, and other people of science achieved greatness in the face of diabetes. George R. Minot: This Nobel Prize Winner for anemia was one of the first patients treated with insulin. Lois Jovanovic: Lois is a pioneer in the work of diabetes and pregnancy. Cynthia Ice: Cynthia Ice — who lost her eyesight to diabetic retinopathy — became IBM's Lotus Accessibility Lead. Thomas Edison: The prolific American inventor and businessman managed to create an amazing amount of patents while suffering from diabetes. Albert Ellis: Albert Ellis was a cognitive behavioral therapist who was diagnosed with diabetes at 40. Despite this and other health problems, he lived to be 93. Business & Politics Presidents and CEOs alike have suffered from diabetes. Yuri Andropov: Among other medical conditions, Soviet politician Yuri Andropov suffered from diabetes. Ray Kroc: Ray Kroc overcame diabetes and arthritis to create McDonald's. Janet Jagan: Guyanese President Janet Jagan has been treated for diabetes. James Farmer: Civil rights legend James Farmer lost his sight and legs to severe diabetes. Fran Carpentier: A diabetic, Fran Carpentier is also Parade Magazine's Senior Editor. Mikhail Gorbachev: Mikhail Gorbachev, former USSR leader, manages his type 2 diabetes with medication. Tom Foster: Tom Foster, former head of Foster Poultry Farms, died from comp Continue reading >>

Theresa May

Theresa May

Tweet Theresa May is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, and the first world leader to have type 1 diabetes. Mrs May was appointed as Prime Minister on 13 July 2016. Two days previously, she became leader of the Conservative Party following David Cameron’s resignation in June. Misdiagnosis May was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 2013 following a blood test after her recent weight loss. However, the tablets she was prescribed by doctors failed to work. Subsequently, further tests revealed that May had type 1 diabetes. May was then switched on to taking two insulin injections a day, which later increased to four. Daily management Managing type 1 diabetes in a high-profile job has required adjustments for May, who previously had to handle the various challenges of being Home Secretary. In an article with Balance magazine, May explained: “I go to a lot of functions where I am eating and I speak at dinners, so that brings an added complication. When I’m going to do a debate or speaking at a conference, I have to make sure that I’ve tested and know where I am, so I can adjust as necessary.” May had to break the House of Commons’ rules on not eating in the Chamber when she ate some nuts during a debate without being seen by the Speaker. Fighting back May has written to schools in her Maidenhead constituency since her diagnosis, ensuring they understand the support they are required to give children with type 1 diabetes. She has also supported charity work such as JRDF’s #CountMeIn petition, which asked the Government to examine the amount invested in type 1 diabetes research. While playing a vital role in the running of the country and successfully managing her type 1 diabetes, May is a tribute to not letting diabetes stand in the way of what you do with Continue reading >>

Theresa May First World Leader With Type 1 Diabetes

Theresa May First World Leader With Type 1 Diabetes

Theresa May First World Leader With Type 1 Diabetes In the aftermath of the recent Brexit vote a referendum in which the United Kingdom (UK) opted to leave the European Union British Prime Minister David Cameron announced his resignation, and the role was taken over by Home Secretary Theresa May. And while her name, politics, and duties may not be familiar to most Americans, readers of this site will recognize at least one aspect of her daily routine, as May was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 2013. At age 59, May has become the first major world leader with the condition. Initially misdiagnosed with Type 2 diabetes at age 56 after she began exhibiting symptoms such as drinking a lot, feeling tired, and losing weight, May was ultimately diagnosed with Type 1 in November 2012. She has since been involved in advocacy for the diabetes research foundation JDRF. May is one of 3.5 million people (roughly 5.5% of the population) in the United Kingdom diagnosed with diabetes, about 400,000 of whom have Type 1, an autoimmune condition in which the insulin-producing beta cells of the pancreas are destroyed. In the United States, approximately 29 million people (roughly 9.1% of the population) have diabetes, about 1.25 million of whom are living with Type 1. It was a real shock and, yes, it took me a while to come to terms with it, May told UK newspaper the Daily Mail. The diabetes doesnt affect how I do the job or what I do. Its just a part of lifeso its a case of head down and getting on with it. Theres a great quote from Steve Redgrave who was diagnosed with diabetes before he won his last Olympic gold medal, May adds . He said diabetes must learn to live with me rather than me live with diabetes. Thats the attitude. This blog entry was written by Senior Digital Editor Diane Continue reading >>

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