Diabetes Facts at a Glance

Diabetes Facts at a Glance

  • More than 65 million people in India suffer from diabetes, and nearly 8% of the population above 18 years has diabetes. This data is expected to rise to 100 million by the year 2030, second only to China.
  • Every 5th diabetic patient in the world is an Indian.
  • About 1/5th of patients of diabetes develop retinal disorders leading to vision loss.
  • More than 50% of long-term diabetics are affected by nerve disorder leading to sensory loss, non-healing foot ulcers, etc.
  • India has maximum leg amputations due to diabetic food in the world.
  • Diabetes and hypertension are the common cause of kidney failure in India
  • Silent heart attacks are high in diabetics.
  • Strokes are common in diabetic patients.
  • Every 10 second a person dies from diabetes-related complications in India.

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