Diabetes Care Need in India

Posted by Diabetes India on Thu, Feb 18, 2010  
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The 20th annual World Diabetes Congress of the International Diabetic Federation, held in October, 2009, has mentioned that India leads the world in the looming epidemic of diabetes. The country has the highest number of 50.8 million people suffering from diabetes, followed by China with 43.2 million and the US with 26.8 million. By 2010 almost seven percent of India's adult population will have diabetes.

How do you know if you have diabetes?

Diabetes symptoms are because of high blood sugar. Unusual thirst, frequent urination, waking up at night for urination, unusual weight loss, extreme fatigue are mostly seen in type 1 diabetes. In addition to these symptoms, blurring vision, slow healing of wound, tingling numbness in hands/feet are seen in type 2 diabetes. Often people with type 2 diabetes have no symptoms. High body weight, having diabetes in the family member are some of many factors that increases your risk for diabetes. Read more about diabetes basics...

Do you have pre-diabetes?

Pre-diabetes is a condition when your blood glucose is higher than normal but not in diabetic range. Most people who get type 2 diabetes have pre-diabetes first. The good thing is that therapeutic lifestyle changes can prevent pre-diabetes state going into diabetes. Read more about pre-diabetes...

Are you at risk for diabetes?

People with overweight, age more than 45 years, family member with diabetes, low HDL cholesterol level, no or less regular physical activity or excercise are at risk for developing diabetes.Take your Risk Test* developed by American Diabetes Association.                                     

Where do you think diabetes can hurt you?

Diabetes is called a silent killer due to its complications. Many diabetes are unaware about its slowly progressive bad effects. It almost affect every system of the body, mainly heart, kidneys, feet and eyes. Awareness is very important when it comes to early detection, regular monitoring and appropriate management of every complication of diabetes. How many complications of diabetes are you aware of? Read about diabetes complications...   

How do you live with diabetes and which treatment do you take for diabetes?

Diabetes is worldwide with maximum diabetes population is in India and every person needs unique care. With Diabetes India online MD consultation, we are trying to encourage people with diabetes and their family to understand, read and learn as much as possible about newer medical therapies and he althy lifestyle choices in order to improve quality of life. We are here to answer your all questions about every aspect of diabetes by online MD consultation. Register with us and ask questions.

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