A collection of research studies presented at the very first global Virtual Exhibition Experience during the 61st GC Session.
- Type 1 diabetes (T1D), is an autoimmune disease that originates when pancreatic cells that make insulin (beta cells) stop working. Insulin is a hormone required for cells to use blood sugar for energy and it helps regulate normal glucose levels in the bloodstream. T1D’s are insulin dependent for life.
- Type 2 diabetes (T2D), is sometimes related to lifestyle, obesity, ethnicity, or heredity, characterized by high blood sugar, insulin resistance, and relative lack of insulin. Long term complications may include heart disease, strokes, diabetic retinopathy, blindness, neuropathy, kidney failure, poor blood flow to the limbs, and even amputation.
- Gestational diabetes is a condition in which a woman without diabetes develops high blood sugar levels during pregnancy which may contribute to pre-eclampsia, depression, and increased risk of Caesarean sections.
- As of 2019, an estimated 463 million people had diabetes worldwide (8.8% of the adult population), with type 2 diabetes making up about 90% of the cases (www.diabetesatlas.org, 2019).
Type 2 Diabetic Research
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RESEARCH: Dietary Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty-Acid Supplementation reduces Painful Diabetic Neuropathy and Upregulates Protective Cellular Pathways in Latinos with Type 2 Diabetes. Loma Linda University School of Medicine.
RESEARCH: Effectiveness of Educational Intervention on Diabetic Knowledge & HbA1c on Kenyan Adults With T2DM. Andrews University School of Nursing.
RESEARCH: Video-Led Behavioral Goal Setting for Pediatric Patients with Diabetes Mellitus Type 2. Loma Linda University School of Nursing.