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LDFootcare News
July 23, 2017

Welcome to the LDFootcare Newsletter, where hopefully we can understand our own feet a bit better.

Bit of an update to news:

1- A Florida boy is trying to walk across the US to raise awareness of Type 1 Diabetes. Type 1 Diabetes is where the body does not produce any Insulin. Got nothing to do with weight or lifestyle.

This boy was diagnosed when he was 16 months old.

Read more here: Florida walk for Type 1 Diabetes.

2- In places like India there is a large Diabetes problem but a larger problem is the poor being diagnosed with diabetes. Also many of the poor are being diagnosed with pre-diabetes (signs and factors which can progress to diabetes but full blown diabetes can be avoided). The problem is many didn't know they had diabetes. So many poor are becoming diabetics. This then asks the questions- can they afford treatment, how economic is it to the working population?

Read more here: Diabetes and Pre-diabetes in India.

2b- Following on from the previous note, in about 20 years time, 120 million diabetics will be in India. Diabetes in India.

Until next time.

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