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Addressing Unique Health care needs of Women with Diabetes by Technology #ATTD2022

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What an honor to be awarded a full scholarship to attend one of the extraordinary conferences in the world by the  #dedoc° (an international network of diabetes advocates) and because of this program since 2020, I have been able to attend ISPAD and  ATTD. since the time I joined, the core principle is an always has been #PyItForward and the entire network has that responsibility. Therefore, kindly accept my humble 2nd takehome message (summary from one of the sessions i thought could benefit everyone). Glycemic Control and Health Complications of T1D & T2D: Women vs. Men Type 1 diabetes affects both men and women; Type 2 diabetes prevalence could be region-specific; Females have higher rates of T2D in youth, and men have a higher prevalence in midlife (roughly there are 200million women living with diabetes in the world) NB. Diabetes is the world’s eighth leading cause of death among both sexes and the fifth leading cause of death among women.  Are Diabetes Outcomes Gender Neutral

COVID-19 and Diabetes #ATTD2022

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My #ATTD2022 experience was nothing but phenomenal and something that I feel the entire diabetes community should have had access to if they could! A conference with over 4000 participants from across 100 nations or so. Here are my greatest take-home messages from amazing professionals (HCPs, Professors, and Researchers, PwD, Industry expertise) with their awesome insights that cannot be fathomed or compressed in a single post, however, enjoy as we continue to #payitforward  as the  # dedoc°voices! Diabetes is associated with a higher risk of: hospitalizations; longer hospital stays; ICU admission; death, Morbidity and mortality are age-dependent and 30% higher in men compared to women (this is true even in the general population without diabetes), The risk for hospitalization is elevated in both T1D as well as T2D, Women with COVID-19 diagnosis were at higher risk for: Preeclampsia/eclampsia; severe infection; ICU admission; Maternal mortality; Preterm birth and Neonatal complications

Screening For T1D in Children

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  As a #dedoc°voice scholar (for the 3rd time) since 2020, I had the priviledge to attend the most extraordinary 47th ISPAD Annual Conference (October 13-15, 2021). I'm forever grateful to the  #dedoc° program for the amazing opportunities of not only to attend but to speak. This blog will focus on the importance of screening for Type 1 Diabetes, from the Debate I / Screening for T1D  by  Speaker: Francesco Chiarelli and  Carla Greenbaum. More so, this study will provide the International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes Clinical Practice Consensus Guidelines. Why screening a good thing? 1.        Primary Prevention All interventions are intended to hinder the onset of diseases in the population, fighting the causes and predisposing factors. Often the intervention aims to change habits and incorrect behaviors (behavioral intervention) 2.        Secondary Prevention Its objective is the early identification of sick or high-risk subjects in order to achieve heali

Paradigms of Diet in Type 1 Diabetes #ISPAD2021 S1E3

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  Dietary recommendations for children with diabetes are based on healthy eating recommendations suitable for all children and adults and therefore, the whole family. Nutritional advice must be adapted to cultural, ethnic, and family traditions and the psychosocial needs of the individual child. Likewise, the choice of insulin regimen should take into account the dietary habits and lifestyle of the child, as suggested by (ISPAD, 2018). Structured Eating: Current Recommendations International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes: ·          Implementation of an individualized meal plan with prandial insulin adjustments improves glycemic control ·          Matching of insulin dose to carbohydrate intake on intensive insulin regimens allows greater flexibility in carbohydrate intake and mealtimes, with improvements in glycemic control and quality of life. Meal-time routines and dietary quality are important for optimal glycemic outcomes. Diabetes Canada: ·          Consistency in