Diabetes & India – A Budding Love Story

A love story no one ever thought about, neither was needed nor any body deserved  but certainly we are watching it grow slowly & gradually among us because of our own negligence and the brain washed media who dosen`t give a damn.

In 2020, according to the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), 463 million people have diabetes in the world and 88 million people in the Southeast Asia region. Of this 88 million people, 77 million belong to India. The prevalence of diabetes in the population is 8.9%, according to the IDF. According to the IDF estimates, India has the second highest number of children with type 1 diabetes after the United States. It also contributes to the largest proportion of incident cases of type 1 diabetes in children in the SEA region. Per the World Health Organization, 2% of all deaths in India are due to diabetes.

There are basically 3 stages in diabetes :  Prediabetes ->Type 2 -> Type 1.

The majority of diabetes cases are of type 2 diabetes. In order to control diabetes in India, the Government of India initiated the National Program for Prevention and Control of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Diseases, and Stroke (NPCDCS) in 2010. It aims to set up outreach camps for opportunistic screening at all levels in the health care delivery system for early detection of diabetes, among other illnesses.

Despite of all these efforts we have further deteriorated down the lane rather than improving which simply means the root cause has not been addressed but beating around the bush for all these years.

The Root Cause

Well if talking about the root cause then of course the Indian Diet has to be blamed. The very same Indian diet upon which Indians can`t stop feeling proud about. And yes no need to go crazy as soon as you read this statement as in our upcoming blog we are going to address this in vivid manner and you will come to know yourself.

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