If you are an Indian, it is impossible that you don’t know someone who has diabetes. Diabetes affects more than 382 million people worldwide. That figure is said to double by 2030.
To put that in perspective, in India, 1 in 20 people have diabetes and 1 in 15 are on the verge of getting the disease.
Diabetes takes more lives annually than AIDS and breast cancer combined and is the leading cause of heart and kidney failure, amputation and blindness.
But here’s the thing, more than a quarter of those who have diabetes in India are not even aware of their condition and that is why it is extremely important to understand the disease. Dr Shubham Pant explains this morbid disease for you.