Diabetes is also known as sugar among the common public. Earlier, the disease was only common among the rich people because of the lifestyle habits but as per a new research, the new target of diabetes is the urban poor of India. As per one of the panel, serious actions and immediate intervention are required to control the spread of this disease.
At present, the percentage of people suffering from diabetes is 16.7 and this is the second highest in the world. One of the main reasons for the same is the lifestyle and the bad food choice. Early detection of diabetes helps in curing it at early stages and at the same time, it becomes possible to limit the damage to the pancreas. It is widely known and a proven fact that diabetes can cause extensive damage to heart, kidney, and eyes. In addition to this, diabetes can also increase the risk of stroke.
As per the research, people from most of the states except Punjab have Prediabetes. It is a condition in which the blood glucose is usually high but it is not full fledge diabetes and it can be controlled with proper lifestyle habits and diet.
The panel of the doctor expressed the need for regular screening of blood sugar so as to prevent the disease from spreading further. One of the doctors from Chennai provided a free check-up for diabetes to over 10 thousand auto rickshaw drivers. He had also been awarded Padma Shri in 2012 for contribution towards in the field of medical science.
Some of the other observation made by him states that there is a prevalence of gestational diabetes and the same is on the rise in the country. In addition to this, he also said that more research needs to be done in the field of diabetes and he also appreciated government for providing funds to trigger more number of research. He also said that higher physical activity helps in controlling and preventing diabetes as a higher fat percentage ups the risk of diabetes in the people.
He also provided some of the recommendations to the government and one among that recommendation was to provide free treatment to the people who can’t afford it. He suggested that the government could offer coeducation on the treatment of diabetes as this would encourage people to come forward and deal with diabetes in a more efficient way.