postheadericon Diabetes Complications and Impact of Diabetes for Women




 Impact of diabetes is much greater on women than men. The number of diabetics according to the 2011, diabetes statistics is 25.8 Billions in USA. Where  as this number was only 6 million in 1978. Every 17 seconds a person is diagnosed with diabetes.

 Number of female diabetics is constantly higher than the number of male diabetics. This trend of more women with diabetes is the current situation where number of women diabetes diagnosis is more than men.

 According to the US Gov. publications number of diagnosed and undiagnosed diabetics in US all ages in 2007 is as follows.


  • A total of 23.6 million were diagnosed with diabetes that is 7.8% of the population
  • Diagnosed 17.9 millions
  • Undiagnosed 5.7 millions
  • Women that have diabetes is 11.5 millions or 10.7 %


  2. Gestational diabetes


In this type of diabetes women are carrying all the burden. Gestational diabetes starts during pregnancy. Gestational diabetes occur to women who do not have diabetes before pregnancy and is completely gone after the baby is born. The estimated number of of gestational diabetes and pregnancy is 18% percent of females in USA. Females who get gestational diabetes during pregnancy are most likely to have diabetes 2 later in life. Especially those women who have given birth to a baby weighing more than 9 pounds will most likely have diabetes 2 in the near future.

 Babies that are born when the mother has gestational diabetes will most likely develop diabetes sometimes in their life.

 On June 16, 2011 “the Gestational diabetes Act of 2011” was announced by Jean Shaheen as a legislative policy to promote gestational diabetes information with multi sites online. Diabetes prevention during pregnancy and cures for diabetes was the main the objective.

 At this point while I am writing this post I feel very concerned about all young women to be mothers to know this information so they may prevent gestational diabetes occurrence. Please let this be known to as many as possible as it is saving two people from diabetes which is a great reason. This is going to be an addition to the list of noble dead in your life.


  3. Diabetes and cardiovascular diseases in women


Diabetes complication brings changes in the physical condition for heart risk factors. High blood Cholesterol levels and elevated triglycerides bring peripheral disease that clogs the arteries of the heart and hardening of the blood vessels causes severe heart problem and somehow causes more death in women. Statistics prove that one in three women with diabetes will die because of the heart disease. This is the highest rate of mortality in women due to diabetes complication.


Marianne Legato, director of partnership for gender specific medicine, says that cardiovascular risk factors to men from diabetes are two to three times more where as, women face this risk six times higher than men. It is much harder for a women to control blood sugar levels to normal range than men. A research study proves that a heart attack with diabetes is much stronger in women than men.


 4. Diabetes complication kidney function and women


When it comes to kidney issues in general men have a higher degree of complications. But when it comes to diabetes and signs of kidney problems, women get hit same as men. So as a diabetic it hits harder to women.


 5. Stress and Depression with diabetes


Men usually don’t get depression due to diabetes where as women get depression twice more than men. Women are to die early because of deep depression with diabetes. A research study in 2006 proved these results.


 6. Gender bias for women is also a factor


It is said that a women sitting in front of a doctor does not present health risks like heart disease and similar diabetes complications but a man does. This was proved in a 2005 study for the difference between men and women in diabetes treatment. Women tend to be treated as a diabetic patient who does not need aggressive treatment. Diabetes education is very important along with diabetes support.  A support group is a big help to know  and follow more more about diabetes.


So,In the end I will like to add that it is equally important for men and women to pay attention to their diabetes and try best to keep blood sugar levels closer to normal sugar range which will keep all complication to a minimum. Make better lifestyle changes like healthy meal planning and exercise workout plans for daily exercises. Communicate with your doctor and express all your concerns regarding diabetes and any new changes that may help your doctor to know physical condition. In case your doctor is not able to provide treatment to your personal satisfaction get a second opinion or change the doctor. Taking good care of your diabetes is only possible when you know all information on diabetes. Keeping a diabetes journal is also very effective.





The sole purpose of this information is health awareness. This information is real and based on facts. It is not a substitute for medical care from your doctor or health care provider. Please check with your doctor on any related matter that concerns you for your health and well being.

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57 Responses to “Diabetes Complications and Impact of Diabetes for Women”

  • raenze:

    Thanks for the info.To avoid this I can suggest, you need proper diet..and eat your meal on time with proper medication.
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  • This information is quite useful specially for those women who suffers from this kinds of illness. by reading this post that you have shared Fran. many people will know the real impact of diabetes, I am just wondering when it comes to men diabetes can cause erectile dysfunction, am I right?
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    • Fran Aslam:

      Today when I turned on my computer and logged into my blog, I felt a wave of joy. Why because this post was meant for women and most of the comment I got was from all girls. Thank you Kate and of course all others too. You are right about erectile dysfunction, but then again females also get orgasm and other similar problems which makes the same pressure for men and women. But you are awesome for digesting all the information mentally, this will help you stay healthy. Congratulations for taking care of your physical self. I want everyone to do this like you. And remember by the time you reach your 40′s you have to add A1C test for your yearly medical check up, so in case your body ever tries to get “Pre diabetic” mode you will know with this test. An early care will never let you have diabetes.
      Fran A

      • Thank you so much Fran, this is a great honor for me. To be honest I keep reading article such as this cause, we all know that we don’t want to have illness like this ,so we must learn how to take good care of our self. we only have one life so we need to take good care of our health. and sustain a balance lifestyle.
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        • Fran Aslam:

          Kate you are one of the aware people in my list of readers. I know you are using health awareness in the real sense, and that is outstanding. I wish you a very happy enjoyable life because of following over all healthy lifestyle.

          Fran A

          • Thank you so much Fran, I will visit your site regularly to join conversation and help you, to let other know how to take good care of their body.
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          • Fran Aslam:

            Kate you are such a helpful girl always giving. I appreciate your focus and concerns for promotion, it is for the well being of our world. We need people like you to keep this world of ours going in a posive way. Take good care of yourself. Fran A

  • Amanda from BuySellWordPress:

    I hope that this post will be read by many men and they will understand a little bit that women who have such terrible disease, have depression more often than they do and that it’s their fault at all

    • Fran Aslam:


      I loved your smart reply. This post is a good read for men so they can take care of their partner and mothers as needed. Because home children and million other reponsibilites women go through life are much more than what men handle and if diabetic and with more burden than men, they sure need the men in their lives to know that they need some slack. I value your comment and made me think in that direction. Have an awesome day. Fran A

  • Lindset:

    Thank you for sharing this helpful advice to us..Very useful specially those who had a diabetes..
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  • Julie:

    Thanks for reminding us about the importance of taking care of ourselves, when it comes to diabetes. As a matter of fact, my Grandfather died of diabetes, so I guess, I have to be extra careful.
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    • Fran Aslam:

      Hi Julie:
      Yes it is a good idea to be careful as keeping away from diabetes will help you enjoy life better. Add A1C test in your yearly medical check up so you may know ahead of time if you are ever “pre diabetic” get medical advice to avoid diabetes for life. Wish you a healthy and happy life. Fran A

  • Charitzie:

    Hi Fran…You are really helping me here…Thanks a lot for the post then…
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  • raenze:

    Hi Fran…You always provide us great information and you are my inspiration now…Thanks a lot!!
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  • Thanks for this info Fran. these are some really amazing statistics. And, yes, diabetes is something that happens most to women. This has to do something with our genetics.
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    • Fran Aslam:

      Yes Eleonora, diabete does create a stronger impact on women, the simple reason for this is the fact though things are changing, but still women care and love work for all people around them and ignore their own self.

      There could be another scientific reason that is not discovered yet even after 90 years of continous research and effort. Take good care of yourself. Fran A

  • Krishna from pnr status:

    Equally important is that men and women pay attention to their diabetes, and try to keep blood sugar levels near normal glucose range will be maintained until all the complications of the minimum. Better lifestyle changes like healthy eating plan and exercise, exercise program, and practice every day.Thanks for sharing

  • karla:

    Providing us great information about diabetes big help. A lot people will benefit from this. Thanks for sharing a very helpful advice and keep the good work Fran.
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  • Yasmine27:

    This is my fear, I am prone to diabetes because I came from the family who has a history of this disease.
    Good thing that I have read this post. I will be more aware of my health and diet. Thank you.
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    • Fran Aslam:

      Thank you Yasmine, for being aware of this disease. I wish you all the success in your endeavors. Add a simple A1C, a simple blood test with your
      yearly medical check ups, that will tell you if you ever turned to be pre diabetic. Treatment at this stage will make you recover immediately not to get diabetes ever. To your health. Fran A

  • Tinnah:

    Thanks a lot Fran for sharing it to us here…Your post always inspire us here..
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  • Excellent post Fran! Bur as far as depression is concerned, I think chances are equal for both genders.

    • Fran Aslam:


      Thanks for stopping by. As far as depression goes on the surface it looks like it is the same for both. but strategy goes like this.
      1. women get a harder impact ( complication) than men as a diabetic and therefore the degree of depression is same stronger than men.
      2. When it comes to health care and medicine, it is the research and statistics that counts that for describing facts. Statistics, proves that more women are depressed than men.
      Thanks for writing about your opinion. Fran A

  • That’s very kind of you to write about this serious topic, giving people more helpful information

    • Fran Aslam:


      Thanks you so much for reading the post and appreciating it. It does motivate me to write more for health awareness. Fran a

  • GelliAnnh:

    Hi Fran…I think you have to update your posts too because a lot of people are waiting for your informative articles…
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    • Fran Aslam:

      Thanks for a well deserved reminder, I will do it today just for you, actually I was trying to find a topic that is needed by most people. So try visiting again another day when you hae the time and you will find another post. Fran A

  • Julie:

    Nice article, again! This interesting and serious topic must have many followers, and your texts are much more informational and clear than the medical books or articles.
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    • Fran Aslam:

      Thanks Julie and yes you are right, this topic has given me a lot of readers for which I am thankful, as my mission is to write for health awareness. Fran A

  • Ellai:

    Hi Fran…I can’t wait to read some of your next posts…For sure it will be very helpful too…
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  • Frances:

    Thanks Fran for sharing always useful tip to us..I know a lot of people like this useful and informative post specially those who suffer from diabetes..
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  • thanks for sharing such a nice information thanks a lot

  • Michael from Berlin:

    Yeah These Are The Most important factors Which effect the impacts of diabetes For Women :) Thanks for sharing important material with us.

  • Charrmagn:

    Hi Fran…I hope you can update your site here because you always provide us good posts…
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  • Danyelle Franciosa:

    Hello Fran, I am happy to know about this. All of us are vulnerable in this kind of disease and we must know more about it. Diabetes can kills us so we must take care ourselves everyday. Watchful every food we eat and have a regular exercise everyday.
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    • Fran Aslam:

      Hi Danyelle:

      Wonderful to meet you and you are already aware of diabetes and how to be careful, for it not to get it. Keep up the good work. To your health Fran A

  • I read a lot of blogs but this blog is really awesome and fulfill all my requirements…Very Good job Guys!

  • Karen from seo los angeles:

    Wow, another great article. It never occurred to me that diabetes could affect men and women differently. Of course it makes sense now that I think about it, men and women are different after all. Thanks for opening my eyes a little!

    • Fran Aslam:

      Hi Karen
      This information did open up my eyes too. Now I know the reaction of some females with diabetes. Can you believe that ? I feel all this happens because women are busy raising their families and not caring for themselves enough. Or may be it is natural. However, thanks for your beautiful comment. Fran A

  • Robbie:

    Your post is very helpful! I heard that taking long walk every day is very useful to control the diabetic. Don’t know if it is really works…
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    • Fran Aslam:

      Robbie, walking will naturally improve diabetes, as it is an exercise. Exercise helps you to keep your diabetes in control. Fran A

  • The post is so instructive and helpful. thanks a lot.

  • Great inspirational work, keep it up

  • Great inspirational work, keep it up
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  • Awesome article. You have some great insights. I love to read your blog while I’m at work to help pass tim

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