• The disease killed 7.2 % people aged 40 to 69 years, 8.3 % people 70 and more, and 4.3% people aged 15 to 39 years in 2016, according to a recent report on the state-level disease burden in India
• In Gurgaon, nearly 10 percent of men and women have been diagnosed with high or very high sugar content in their blood during the National Family Health Survey 4 (NFHS).
• Diabetes is the 10th leading cause of Disability-Adjusted Life Years (DALYs) in the state affecting 2.3 % people- up from 31st cause of DALYs in the 1990s.
• According to the World Health Organization (WHO), diabetes causes an estimated 1.6 million deaths every year and was the seventh leading cause of death in 2016.
Gurgaon, 13.11.2018: Diabetes is fast emerging as health hazard in Haryana, including Gurgaon, where nearly 10 % of men and women have been diagnosed with high or very high sugar content in their blood.
Diabetes has claimed sizeable number of people between 1990 and 2016 – it is the third leading cause of death in people aged 40 to 69 years, fourth leading cause of death in people aged 70 years or more and ninth leading cause of death in people aged 15 to 39 years, according to a recent report on the state-level disease burden in India . The disease killed 7.2 per cent, 8.3 per cent, and 4.3 per cent people in the respective age group in 2016.
“Diabetes is a non-communicable disease (NCD) meaning it is not contagious, yet it is one of the public health issues that it about to reach epidemic proportions, even globally. What is more concerning for us is that the prevalence of diabetes has increased in past few years – we received nearly 6000 patients earlier but in last 5 – 7 years, the numbers have increased to 10,000 every year, of which 5000 are first-time patients. The awareness level regarding diabetes is low – people are not aware of the various stages of diabetes such as prediabetes where a person’s blood sugar levels are higher than normal but not high enough to be classified as type 2 diabetes. Such people often go on to develop type 2 diabetes which is preventable by eating healthy food, losing weight and staying at a healthy weight, and being physically active that can help bring blood glucose level back into the normal range,” says Dr. Ashutosh Goyal, Senior Consultant (Endocrinology), Paras Hospitals, Gurgaon.
Diabetes is the 10th leading cause of Disability-Adjusted Life Years (DALYs) in the state affecting 2.3 per cent people, up from 31st cause of DALYs in the 1990s, the report states. Diabetes is a chronic disease and a major cause of blindness, kidney failure, heart attacks, stroke and lower limb amputation. The prevalence of diabetes has been rising more rapidly in middle- and low-income countries, including India. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the disease causes an estimated 1.6 million deaths every year and was the seventh leading cause of death in 2016. Out of these, almost half of the deaths occurred before the age of 70 years.
Healthy diet, regular physical activity, maintaining a normal body weight and avoiding tobacco are ways to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes. However, if developed, diabetes can be treated and its consequences can be avoided or delayed with diet, physical activity, medication and regular screening and treatment for complications.
Paras Hospitals Gurgaon is among the leading providers of treatment and care in the field of neurosciences, cardiology, orthopaedics, nephrology, gastroenterology, and critical care in India.