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Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) occurs in pregnant women having no diabetic history develop high blood sugar level (diabetes diagnosed in the second or third trimester of pregnancy that was not clearly overt diabetes prior to gestation). It resembles type 2 diabetes mellitus in many aspects and may occur in 2-10% of all pregnancies but disappear after delivery.

Diabetes 2019 will discuss about the tests which are used for diabetes determination. Diabetes can be determined by different tests i.e. A1C testFasting plasma glucose testOral glucose tolerance test  on the basis of patient condition and symptoms.

Diabetic Ketoacidosis is a life threatening problem and needs awareness about its prevention. It occurs when body doesn’t produce enough insulin and body cells can’t use sugar in blood for energy then body start using fat as fuel for energy. When the body continue to burn fat, it makes acids called ketones. If this process remains continue for a period of time, it will build up in body and can change the chemical balance of body and will affect the whole body functions. It is seen more in young ones having type 1 diabetes.

Islet or beta cells in the pancreas produced insulin normally. Similarly, as with any long haul condition, a definitive objective for specialists is a cure. In type 1 diabetes, islet transplantation is one approach to accomplish this. Effectively carried out in rats, dogs, monkeys, and humans, this treatment requires the patient to take immunosuppressants to prevent rejection. Stem cell research examines mice is exploring approaches to utilize the body's very own cells and so reduce the chances of rejection.

Gene therapy might be an approach to handle type-2 diabetes, which will in general hit more seasoned, overweight individuals. Utilizing rats and dogs, researchers found a chemical which obstructs the breakdown of proteins expected to make insulin. The substance is presently entering clinical preliminaries.

Hyperglycaemia or high glucose is a condition in which an exorbitant amount of glucose circulates in the blood plasma. This is basically a glucose level higher than 11.1 mmol/l (200 mg/dl), yet side effects may not begin to wind up perceptible until considerably higher qualities, such as 15– 20 mmol/l (~250– 300 mg/dl). A person is considered hyperglycemic if the blood sugar level fall in the range of ~5.6 and ~7 mmol/l (100–126 mg/dl)(American Diabetes Association guidelines), while above 7 mmol/l (126 mg/dl) is generally considered to have diabetes.

As diabetes is fast spreading disease now-a-days and with today’s lifestyle and eating habits people mostly suffers from other complications too along with diabetes. These complications include damage to blood vessels, diabetic retinopathy, blindness, cardiovascular disease, stroke, coronary artery disease, peripheral artery disease, diabetic nephropathy, chronic kidney disease, diabetic neuropathy – most common complication of diabetes, glaucoma, cataract, diabetic foot ulcer, muscle atrophy, weakness.

Diabetes is a leading cause of death and can be managed by self-care like diet plan, avoiding high fat foods, increased exercise, self-glucose monitoring and foot care, medication if prescribed by doctor, drink plenty of water.

World Diabetes Day is celebrated every year on 14th November focusing on diabetes mellitus .It is a primary global awareness campaign host by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), each World Diabetes Day focuses on a theme related to diabetes and every year it comes with a different theme.

About less than 5% of all type 2 diabetes cases generally occurs before 25 years of age is MODY and is characterized by no evidence of beta cell autoimmunity, absence of obesity and slow onset of other symptoms. MODY extending across three generations is an autosomal dominant pattern inheritance and due to advances in molecular genetics ,it has been found that there are at least six forms of MODY, each caused by mutation in a different gene.

There is no permanent way to prevent Type 1 diabetes at present. Only the lifelong insulin injections are available for this disease. A cure for type 1 diabetes is currently unavailable. Genetics currently play no major role in the treatment or management of diabetes whereas type 2 diabetes can be prevented by maintaining age appropriate body weight and by following physical activities.

The weight of unending illnesses is huge and developing, not just in the U.S. yet in addition around the globe. The control of interminable infections requires compelling methodologies, including understanding training, supplier learning, and group care. Powerful approaches should likewise be sanctioned to address ceaseless ailments at a neighborhood, state, and government level. This is particularly valid as to diabetes, which in the U.S. cost $245 billion out of 2012 and expended 1 in each 10 human services dollars

Now-a-days there are many new techinques which is currently used for the treatment of diabetes. Diabetes 2019 will surely focus on them.

Reprogramming skin cells: In a laboratory, Skin cells were grown in a culture medium to develop into specialized beta cells, which produces insulin. This process will lead to new treatments for patients with diabetes using their own skin cells.

Islet cell transplants: This study focuses on islet transplant in which clusters of insulin producing beta cells that live in islets are taken from a donor pancreas and implanted in the recepient’s liver to make insulin.

Gut hormones: Gut hormones such as Incretins which are involved in controlling the rise of blood glucose after eating.

Diabetes 2019 will discuss about the new drugs in clinical trials for the treatment of diabetes. There are medicines given below in the treatment of diabetes besides the fact that some of them has many side-effects.

  • Type 1 diabetes mellitus                             
  • Insulins                                                               
  • Short acting insulin
  • Rapid acting insulins                                         
  • Intermediate acting insulins                               
  • Long acting insulins                                     
  • Combination insulins                                           
  • Amylinomimetic drugs