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The Bitter Truth of Diabetes in India

As per the World Health Organization (WHO) data released in 2018. India is having the highest number of Diabetics in the world which is around 75 Million. (many other reports and surveys suggest it is likely that India has already crossed 110 Million mark in 2018).

People in India take Diabetes very lightly. According to the available data in 2015 around 2.20Lakh people died due to diabetes in India (600 persons per day that is 25 persons per hour died due to this silent killer Diabetes). India is spending more than 2 Lakh crore on Diabetes treatment (which is much more than India's complete health budget). Most of the people in India are ignorant about their health and don't have a plan or control over food habits and lifestyle. Around 40 Million people in India don't know they have Diabetes. India had around 32 Million Diabetics in 2000 and it has been tripled in just 18 years. The main reason for Diabetes is Food Habits and Lifestyle apart from heredity issues. According to a research report due continuous exposure to polluted air the chances of getting Type-2 Diabetes increases by 46%. You can protect yourself from being diabetic due to bad food habits and lifestyle by having a balanced diet, having food in time, control & manage your weight by daily 20 Minutes of brisk walk and exercising 3-4hours a week. If you are above 30year of age keep checking your blood sugar levels at least once every six months. If you have been diagnosed as pre-diabetic or diabetic. Make a immediate changes in your food habits and lifestyle. Symptoms (Early signs) of Diabetes include: Increased thirst Headaches Trouble concentrating Blurred vision Frequent peeing Fatigue (weak, tired feeling) Weight loss Blood sugar more than 180 mg/dL

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