World observed November 14 as World Diabetes Day.
Theme: The theme of World Diabetes Day 2017 is Women and diabetes - our right to a healthy future.
The campaign will promote the importance of affordable and equitable access for all women at risk for or be living with diabetes to the essential diabetes medicines and technologies, self-management education and information they require to achieve optimal diabetes outcomes and strengthen their capacity to prevent type 2 diabetes.
There are currently over 199 million women living with diabetes. This total is projected to increase to 313 million by 2040.
Two out of every five women with diabetes are of reproductive age, accounting for over 60 million women worldwide.
Diabetes is the ninth leading cause of death in women globally, causing 2.1 million deaths per year.
Women with type 2 diabetes are almost 10 times more likely to have coronary heart disease than women without the condition.
Women with type 1 diabetes have an increased risk of early miscarriage or having a baby with malformations
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