Diabetes is likely one of the key issues plaguing many individuals around the globe, particularly Indians. India homes the second-largest variety of individuals with diabetes — greater than 95 per cent of whom have kind 2 diabetes — second solely to China. In line with the Worldwide Diabetes Federation (IDF), with the present explosive development tendencies, the variety of diabetics is prone to improve to 134 million in 2045 from 77 million in 2019.
“The sad reality is India is the ‘diabetes capital’ of the world, as a large percentage of the diabetic patients don’t know they have the disease (undiagnosed diabetes). People are moving towards urbanisation, eating habits are tilting towards processed foods (fast/junk foods), people are becoming physically inactive, stress levels are peaking and environmental pollution is shifting the balance towards greater risk of diabetes. More importantly, India is a young country, and diabetes is now afflicting the young population,” Dr Jasjeet Singh Wasir, Affiliate Director Endocrinology and Diabetology at Medanta – The Medicity, tells indianexpress.com.