Nearly 347 million people in the world suffer from diabetes.
We are now dealing with an epidemic of diabetes, which is caused by a significant increase in the number of overweight and obese people.
According to forecasts, by 2030, diabetes may occupy the seventh place in the list of the most common causes of death.
It is predicted that the number of deaths caused by diabetes will increase by 50 in the next 10 years%
There are two main forms of diabetes.
Type 1 diabetes is characterised by insufficient insulin production, whereas type 2 diabetes is due to an incorrect use of insulin by the body.
The third form of diabetes is gestational diabetes.
Gestational diabetes is characterised by hyperglycaemia or high blood sugar, which rises above normal levels but does not reach the levels typical of type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Women diagnosed with gestational diabetes are at risk of complications during pregnancy and childbirth and of developing type 2 diabetes in the future.