Navigation Links
India’s Silent Killer on the Prow

The long held myth that diabetes is the disease of the rich and comfortably off in India has now been busted. The disease has now crossed all age groups and classes in India.//

The disease has become so prevalent that India is now the ‘diabetes capital’ of the world, with the diabetic population in the country reaching a count of 35 million. Within the next 20 years, this figure is expected to more than double.

International attention has been drawn to this scenario in India. An exhaustive inquiry by the New York Times into this phenomenon has revealed that changes in lifestyles of urban and semi-urban India are mainly to blamed for the growth of the disease.

In urban areas that are modernizing at a frenetic pace Type 2 diabetes is prevalent, brought on by sedentary lifestyles.

Today the modern Indian works in air-conditioned enclosures for long periods of time, have minimal physical exertion and follow irregular eating habits.

The increase in ‘junk’ food, the rise in obesity as well as the genetic propensity among sub-continentals for the disease, has yielded the key ingredients for a disaster in the making.

Diabetes’ chronic nature and severity of its complications can culminate in blindness, amputations of the feet or heart failure, by which one can infer that diabetes is a costly disease for the patient and his family as well as for society at large in terms of productivity losses.

Studies have revealed that a low-income family could end up spending, on an average, about 25 per cent of family income on diabetes care.

While the fast paced, high living affluent are among those getting hit by the disease, the poor too have not been spared. The association of the disease with affluence has limited policy responses to the disease. However awareness campaigns, better health management as well as funding to manage this disease must be increased to bring about a change in these figures in India. Children are particularly vulnerable being constantly exposed to the non-stop, high-decibel advertising of junk food.

These steps must be adopted promptly to rein in this silent killer else the long-term costs to the country may prove to be devastating.


Related medicine news :

1. Launch Of India’s First Virology Course At Pun
2. More collaborations and strengthening of India’s AIDS control body require
3. India’s smallest premature baby brings immense joy to Indian parent
4. Amitabh Bachchan - India’s Superstar Undergoes Surgery
5. New Health Scheme Launched In India’s Biha
6. Stage Set For Final Hearing On India’s Biggest Ever Medical Compensation Clai
7. Minister of State For Industry Urges Corporate Sectors to help India’s Disabled Populatio
8. Tobacco Consumption By Youths Will Hamper India’s Economic Growt
9. Consumer Court Dismisses India’s Biggest Ever Medical Error Clai
10. India’s First Full-Fledged Trauma Center Read
11. India’s Need for Specialization in Infectious Diseases Urge
Post Your Comments:

(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 13, 2017 , ... Lori R. Somekh, founder of the Law Office ... of elder law and special needs planning attorneys. “Membership in ElderCounsel helps our office ... forum to network with elder law attorneys nationwide,” said Somekh. , ElderCounsel ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... York, NY (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... influential people in business to advocate for action towards gender equality at their inaugural ... views from around the globe, and reached a social audience of over 3 million. ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... and Agile Software Development, has been awarded a contract by the Center for ... Agreement (BPA) aims to accelerate the enterprise use of Agile methodologies in a ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... CA (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... Cheng, are now treating sleep apnea using cutting-edge Oventus O2Vent technology. ... a serious sleep disorder characterized by frequent cessation in breathing. Oral appliances can ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... , ... October 12, 2017 , ... The American College ... to Carol Friedman, PhD, FACMI, during the Opening Session of AMIA’s Annual Symposium in ... , In honor of Morris F. Collen, a pioneer in the field of medical ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/12/2017)...   Divoti USA will engrave and process ... of the latest FDA requirements, which stipulates new criteria regarding medical ... need of Medical ID jewelry such as Medical ID Bracelets, can ... in terms of the new FDA requirements . ... Divoti offers this dark mark fiber laser ...
(Date:10/11/2017)...  True Health, a leader in integrated diagnostics ... National Breast Cancer Awareness month to educate doctors ... Research recently published in ... than 10 million American women are at significant ... BRCA2 and have not had testing. These mutations can ...
(Date:10/7/2017)... , Oct. 6, 2017   Provista, ... more than $100 billion in purchasing power, today announced ... and information. The Newsroom is the online ... industry trends, infographics, expert bios, news releases, slideshows and ... access to a wealth of resources at their fingertips, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: