According to the latest data from the International Diabetes Federation, India is home to 77 million diabetic adults, is the second-largest in the world. And such alarming reports, India lies just behind China which has 116 million diabetic adults. The study was conducted among the worldwide under the prevalence of diabetes is estimated at 463 million adults in the 20-79 age group. At presently, the top three countries with the largest number of adults suffering from diabetes are China, India and the USA While analyzing this report, experts say that every one in six people in the world has diabetes, and they are from India.
Meanwhile, analyzing this report the experts say that every one in six people in the world has diabetes, and they are from India. On International Diabetes Day, the International Diabetes Foundation Diabetes Atlas makes it clear India needs to pause and re-evaluate its strategy to combat diabetes. And they also warn that in the next 25 years this will be over 134 million. Another fact they revealed that the number of adults with diabetes in Pakistan will exceed then the United States of America, and they will be placed in third place in the year 2045.
The rise in the number of people with type-2 diabetes was driven by a complex interplay of factors, including urbanization, an aging population, decreasing levels of physical activity and increasing levels of overweight people and obesity.
The IDF estimates that 10% of global health expenditure is being spent on diabetes. While to save our people, India needs a more effective national diabetes prevention programme which will require cooperation from several quarters, including medical education, health awareness in schools, and urban planning, he explains.