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According to the international Diabetes Federation's statistics report, 425 million people have diabetes worldwide and more than 16 million people in Africa, by 2045 it will be around 41 million.
Also known as juvenile diabetes, this type occurs when the body fails to produce insulin. People with type I diabetes are insulin-dependent, which means they must take artificial insulin daily to stay alive.
Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disorder that results in hyperglycemia (high blood glucose levels). Type 2 diabetes is characterised by the body being unable to metabolise glucose (a simple sugar). This leads to high levels of blood glucose which over time may damage the organs of the body.
Gestational diabetes occurs when you have hyperglycemia (high blood glucose levels) during pregnancy. Gestational diabetes usually develops in the third trimester (between 24 and 28 weeks) and typically disappears after the baby is born. Women who develop gestational diabetes during pregnancy are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes later on in life.
LADA stands for Latent Autoimmune Diabetes of Adulthood. LADA is a form of type 1 diabetes that develops later into adulthood. LADA tends to develop more slowly than type 1 diabetes in childhood and, because LADA can sometimes appear similar to type 2 diabetes, doctors may mistakenly diagnose LADA as type 2 diabetes
Diabetes comes in many forms, one of which is Maturity Onset Diabetes of the Young, or MODY. This type of diabetes is more likely to be inherited than other types of diabetes, due to a stronger genetic risk factor. MODY is sometimes compared to type 2 diabetes, and shares some type 2 diabetes symptoms.
Double diabetes is when someone with type 1 diabetes develops insulin resistance, the key feature of type 2 diabetes. Someone with double diabetes will always have type 1 diabetes present but the effects of insulin resistance can be reduced somewhat.
Type 3 diabetes is a title that has been proposed for Alzheimer's disease which results from resistance to insulin in the brain. Studies carried out by the research team at Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University identified the possibility of a new form of diabetes after finding that insulin resistance can occur in the brain.
Corticosteroids are used to reduce harmful inflammation but can lead to diabetes - often referred to as steroid diabetes. People on steroids who are already at a higher risk of type 2 diabetes or those who need to take steroids for longer periods of time are the most susceptible to developing steroid induced diabetes.
Brittle diabetes mellitus (or labile diabetes) is a term used to describe particularly hard to control type 1 diabetes. Those people who have brittle diabetes are more likely to experience frequent, extreme swings in blood glucose levels, causing hyperglycemia or hypoglycemia.
Many African's are yet to know or believe that anyone no matter age, gender or financial status can be diagnosed of diabetes; many persons see it as a taboo or impossible occurrence for a child to be diagnosed of diabetes.
To be Africa's Reference in Diabetes Advocacy and care.
To curb to the lowest the high mortality rate of Africans due to diabetes by educating, by giving everyone of any age access to blood sugar testing and other diabetes diagnostic tests, and by giving support to persons already diagnosed with diabetes.
Diabetes Education/Awareness, Online Advocacy/Campaigns, Outreaches across the communities of Africa, Giving aid to the already diagnosed persons living with diabetes etc.
About The PJosh Diabetes Foundation Founder/CEO
Joshua Emmanuel Uchenna is a Certified Biochemist, an international diabetes educator and advocate and a certified environmental health and safety provider from the Chartered Institute Of Environmental Health and Safety, United States of America.
We have reached out to over 12,000 persons since inception through our online seminars and community outreaches.
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"Living with diabetes can be as complicated as mathematics if you don't know the formula; but when you know the formula to manage diabetes, it becomes a work over."
"There is absolutely nothing to be ashamed of about living with diabetes."
"The first step to managing your diabetes is HAVING POSITIVE VIBES ALWAYS, because sometimes you may not get what you wish i.e the blood sugar level result you wish to have. But you've got to keep pressing on."
"Keeping your diabetes under control is INTENTIONAL. You make it happen or you don't."
"There is no better tool to fight diabetes globally than to arm ourselves with the knowledge of diabetes."
"Before you give up in managing your diabetes, consider the life threatening complications that follows an unmanaged diabetes."
"Managing your diabetes begins with cultivating a possibility mindset. Yes you can keep your diabetes under control."
"Early diagnosis and proper management of diseases no matter how chronic the disease is will always save or elongate the life of the person living with the disease."
"There may not be cure to diabetes until pharmaceutical compaines and the present day biological and medical scientists deals with greed and selfishness among them"
"There is a price to pay if you really want to keep your diabetes under control and that price is DISCIPLINE"
We are compassionately touching lives in Africa and beyond.
It's very informative, it educates you, it directs you, it's resourceful . I'm glad that I am a part of PDF. When I felt all hope was dying for me, I got connected with PDF and truly it's been a wealth of assistance to me. I now have my diabetes controlled.
My parents died of diabetes at my young age, I was so scared when I was also diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. I was ready to die until I came across PJosh Diabetes Foundation on Facebook. I follow their posts and instructions daily in combination with my doctors advice , I feel better now and my blood sugar is under control.
Joshua Emmanuel is an excellent diabetes educator and advocate in Nigeria. He has extended his work and advocacy to other parts of the world. I admire Josh for what he has done and will continue to do for the people with diabetes.
PDF has touched and is still touching and transforming lives of many.
My name is Amy and I live in England. I've being living with type 1 diabetes since I was 10yrs. Joshua is dedicated to his work; his work is his life and he does everything for the people he reaches out to. I wish I can give my all to support his Foundation, it's amazing.
His purpose is clear; to educate others, to spread awareness and to care for those in need. Everyone living with diabetes need to have PJosh. He is always ready to support you as an advocate. Please get your blood sugar checked, complications from diabetes can be prevented. PJosh; you are doing an amazing job, helping others. A big thank you from Canada.
I love the work that the PJosh Diabetes Foundation is doing in Nigeria; to create awareness, to educate and to curb the stigma of living with diabetes.
It’s amazing the work that PJosh Diabetes Foundation is doing; they educate People about diabetes, I wish PJosh will come to Brazil to also educate our people about diabetes.
We have obtained reliable partnerships in the fight against diabetes and its complications.