In France, nearly three million people have diabetes, a disease that affects women as much as men. Diabetes is a condition that is characterized by a high level of glucose ( blood sugar ) in the blood.
There are two kinds of diabetes:
Diabetes type 1
Insulin-dependent type 1 diabetes, which usually occurs in childhood, in people who are not overweight, is caused by pancreatic dysfunction. These people should be treated with insulin injections to rebalance the blood sugar levels in their blood.
Type 2 diabetes
Non-insulin-dependent type 2 diabetes usually occurs in older people with overweight problems. If this type of diabetes manifests itself in a patient, it is necessary to begin by adapting his dietary and lifestyle rules, and it is often necessary to intervene also with medicinal treatments.
But what are the specificities of diabetes in women? And especially when it occurs during pregnancy?
Dr. Robert Boizel, diabetologist and medical diabetes manager at Roche Diagnostics France, answered your questions about diabetes in women (but also in men and children) during a chat organized by our team. Discover all the answers to the questions you ask yourself ...
Diabetes: the essential thing to know
As a diabetic, how to manage your daily life? Food, sport, pregnancy, school, travel ... Find all our practical tips in our special Diabetes issue!You want to react, to give your testimony or to ask a question? Appointment in our FORUMS Diabetes or A doctor answers you!
Interviewed by Charlène Catalifaud.