Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Home Life Style Health & Fitness Diabetes Affecting Indians At an Early Age

Diabetes Affecting Indians At an Early Age

Delhi is fast becoming the diabetes capital of the country

One in every four individuals under 25 years of age has shown diabetic levels, a condition is usually seen in the age group 40-50 years according to the Indian Council of Medical Research, which shows a new study.

Data analysis by diagnostic chain Metropolis Healthcare, also indicates that Delhi is fast becoming the diabetes capital of the country. Out of the total of 1,37,280 samples tested for Diabetes from January 2019 to August 2020 in their Delhi lab, as many as 18 percent were found to be suffering from poorly controlled diabetes.

The incidence of poorly controlled diabetes was found to be the highest (25 percent of the sample) in the age group of 20-30 years, followed by 30-40 years (about 24 percent) and 40-50 years (23 percent).

Follow NewsGram on Twitter to stay updated about the World news.

In an alarming healthcare trend, the prevalence of diabetes has increased by 64 percent across India over the quarter-century, according to a November 2017 report by the Indian Council for Medical Research, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, and the Public Health Foundation of India.

Inactivity and the excessive consumption of high-calorie foods, increase diabetes’ risk factors. For this reason, diabetes is often classed as a ‘lifestyle disease’ and is found in higher numbers among the young age group of 20-30. As per reports, 72 million cases of diabetes were recorded in the year 2017.

Dr. Kirti Chadha, Senior Vice President, Medical Affairs, Metropolis told IANSlife: “Type 2 diabetes is most commonly seen in older adults but is increasingly seen in adolescents and young adults due to rising levels of obesity, physical inactivity, and poor dietary habits. Unhealthy food and sedentary behavior in the young population contribute to risk factors young for the development of diabetes. Studies from various parts of the world have established that lifestyle modifications – physical activity and a healthy diet can delay/prevent the onset of Type 2 diabetes.”

Follow NewsGram on Instagram to keep yourself updated.

She added, “Social intervention like community-based programs in schools and offices to encourage healthy food habits and physical activities/exercises are the need of the hour.”

Diabetes
A diabetes test is recommended if you have symptoms of diabetes like increased thirst, frequent urination, blurred vision, and tiredness. Pixabay

The growth of availability of fast food which is relatively cheaper than healthy food is most preferred among the office-goers. With more and more options opening up every day, the figure is expected to double by the year 2025.

The incidence was the lowest in the age group 80 years and above (7 percent) but increased steadily to a peak in the age group of 20-30 years, show the figures.

Want to read more in Hindi? Checkout: बिहार विधानसभा में दिखेंगे कई युवा चेहरे

Men are more prone to diabetes, as the survey showed that 24 percent of all males tested were found to suffer from unsatisfactorily controlled diabetes and 20 percent with poorly controlled diabetes, compared to 19 percent for females.

Out of the samples tested at the company’s laboratory in Delhi, almost 25 percent were found to have unsatisfactory control be in the diabetic stage in the age group of 50-60, while almost 50,000 samples tested showed as non-diabetic.

As per Dr. Puneet K. Nigam, Chief Quality Officer, Metropolis Healthcare, diabetes strikes Indians a decade earlier than the world.

ALSO READ: Musicians and Brain Scientists Together For A Virtual Event

“It is a growing challenge in India with an estimated 8.7 percent diabetic population in the age group of 20 and 70 years. The rising prevalence of diabetes and other non-communicable diseases is driven by a combination of factors – rapid urbanization, sedentary lifestyles, unhealthy diets, uncontrolled use of alcohol and tobacco. Lifestyle interventions (sleep, exercise, and diet modifications) along with regular monitoring is a must for diabetes management and control”.

A diabetes test is recommended if you have symptoms of diabetes like increased thirst, frequent urination, blurred vision, and tiredness. (IANS)

STAY CONNECTED

19,120FansLike
362FollowersFollow
1,779FollowersFollow

Most Popular

Chinese Spacecraft To Bring Lunar Soil From Moon

China's Chang'e-5 mission, intended to bring back around 2 kg of lunar soil and rocks to the earth, touched down on the Moon on...

America’s Favorite Snacks Invented By US Military

From instant coffee to Cheetos, packaged cookies, and energy bars, the U.S. military helped invent many of the snacks Americans love to eat. The effort...

COVID Pandemic Obstructed Global Fight Against AIDS

Tuesday is World AIDS Day, with organizations around the world highlighting the need to support those living with and affected by HIV, the virus...

Focus on Having Healthy Heart To Face COVID

Amid the rising cases of Covid-19 in Delhi-NCR, health experts on Tuesday stressed that along with a focus on overall health, taking special care...

Enchanting Tale On Impact of Social Media

This is among the first books to explore the psychological impact of social media, especially Instagram. Garv Roy Gill and Yahvi Kothari meet by chance...

Book on Range of Issues in India By Ram Madhav

For the last few decades, Ram Madhav, formerly the national General Secretary of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), has been observing and participating in...

Short Film Based On Digital Detox Streaming On OTT

Signal, a short film that highlights how digital detox is the need of the hour, has now dropped on OTT. The 32-minute film revolves...

LVB Write-off To Hurt Investor Sentiments of Smaller Banks

The write-off of Lakshmi Vilas Bank's (LVB) debt is likely to hurt investor sentiment toward lower-rated and smaller Indian banks, which would push up...

Recent Comments