According to a new report, around 97,000 children in India suffer from Type 1 diabetes with around 32 per lakh children affected in Delhi.
Type 1 Diabetes is an autoimmune disease that destroys the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas leaving the person dependent on insulin injections.
Dr IPS Kochar, the senior consultant at Apollo & Fortis Hospital, Noida said, “around 32 per lakh children are affected by Type 1 diabetes in Delhi. The disease is highly prevalent in children, which is why it is called juvenile diabetes. The cause of the disease is unknown, but it usually manifests when the immunity of a person turns against the body killing insulin-producing cells in the pancreas. We receive 10-20 patients per week.”
The exact cause of this disease is still unknown, because of which myths have spread around the disease affecting the treatment of the patients. Doctors want to put a stop to these myths and spread awareness on the various methods available on managing Type 1 diabetes such as Glucometers and insulin pumps. Some of the myths that have surfaced are:
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