India’s Diabetic Population Reaches Alarming 100 Million Mark, Up by 44% in Just Four Years: Reveals ICMR Study
Diabetes is a chronic condition that affects millions of people worldwide. In India, the situation is alarming as the diabetic population reached the 100 million mark, up by 44% in just four years, according to a study by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).
The Alarming Numbers
The study conducted by ICMR reveals that over 98 million Indians suffer from the condition, making it the second-largest population in the world with diabetes. A worrying fact is that India had around 62.4 million people with diabetes in 2011.
According to the study, the prevalence of diabetes in India varies across regions, with the highest number of cases (13.6%) reported in Chandigarh, followed by Punjab (12.4%), Tamil Nadu (10.4%), and Kerala (9.5%).
The Impact of Lifestyle Changes
The rise in diabetes in India can be attributed to various factors, including the growing urbanization, sedentary lifestyles, unhealthy diets, and even air pollution. With the advent of technology and modernization, individuals have become more sedentary, leading to the development of diabetes.
India’s diet has changed considerably over the years, and with the influence of fast food chains and western eating habits, the traditional Indian diet has been replaced by unhealthy meals, making individuals more susceptible to the condition.
The Need for Awareness And Early Detection
With the increasing number of diabetes cases in India, there is a need for awareness and early detection. Individuals need to be aware of the signs and symptoms such as excessive thirst, frequent urination, blurred vision, and feeling fatigued, amongst others.
Early detection can prevent or delay the development of complications such as blindness, heart disease, kidney failure, and other serious health issues. Therefore, regular check-ups, monitoring of blood sugar levels, and a healthier lifestyle can significantly reduce the risk of diabetes.
India’s diabetic population has reached an alarming 100 million mark, up by 44% in just four years, according to an ICMR study. The rise in diabetes in India can be attributed to various factors, including urbanization, sedentary lifestyles, unhealthy diets, and air pollution. There is a need for awareness and early detection to prevent or delay the development of serious health complications. Regular check-ups, monitoring of blood sugar levels, and a healthier lifestyle can significantly reduce the risk of diabetes. #India #Diabetes #ICMR #LifestyleChanges #Awareness #EarlyDetection #HealthComplications #HEALTH