Cost of diabetes epidemic reaches $850 billion a year

Ebony Scott
November 15, 2017

"The risk of complications for younger persons with type-2 diabetes is twofold to threefold higher than type-1 diabetes", says Dr Nikhil Tandon, professor and head of endocrinology and metabolism, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, which is partnering in the registry.

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A pregnant woman with gestational diabetes does not present with any signs, but has high appetite, frequently feels thirsty, especially in the night and passes urine frequently.

Summary: The change in lifestyle has hit women more compared to men and this explains the reason for higher incidence of diabetes among women, according to endocrinologist A. Mythili. Of this, nearly 180 million are women. The programme is the first of its kind which assures diabetics of 100% control over diabetes for a fixed cost. In order to prevent diabetes, it is important to keep blood sugar levels low - under 100 mg/dL and glycerated blood glucose levels (HbA1c) below 5.7 per cent. Keeping the blood pressure less than 130/90 mm/Hg is also an important measure in preventing diabetes.

Individuals can assess their risk for pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes by taking a simple test at She also stated that, "Obesity and physical inactivity put women at excess risk of diabetes".

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Early diagnosis and prevention is the right way to move forward to prevent or delay diabetes. However, GDM is not to be taken as seriously as it should be.

According to several studies, including the United Kingdom study in Lancet Diabetes Endocrinology abstract, South Asians tend to develop diabetes a decade before Europeans and at a lower weight.

This randomised controlled open-label trial will be based in around 24 public and private hospitals across India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

This study will generate knowledge related to the implementation of a preventive strategy embedded in existing resource-constrained health systems. Through this assessment, visitors can also learn how lifestyle choices and family history help determine the ultimate risk for developing the disease.

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