The number of diabetes sufferers has crossed the 10 crore mark in the country

Amaravati: A study by the Indian Council for Medical Research on the increasing number of diabetes victims in the country has been published in the UK medical journal Lancet. According to this study, the number of diabetics in India has crossed the 10 crore mark. 7 crore in 2019, an increase of 44 percent in four years. Currently, the number of prediabetics (people who are likely to get diabetes soon) in the country is also increasing drastically. 13.60 crore people across the country have prediabetic symptoms. According to this calculation, the number of prediabetics in the entire population of the country is 15.3 percent. The scientists conducted this study from October 18, 2008 to December 17, 2019 on nearly one lakh people living in 31 states, unionized, urban, and rural areas across the country. According to this study, as of December 2019, the number of diabetics in the country was 7.20 crore and in the following four years, this number increased to 10.10 crore. Also, the latest study revealed that 35.5 percent of the country’s population is suffering from high blood pressure, and 81.2 percent are suffering from abnormal fats. Similarly, the study revealed that 28.6 percent of the people were suffering from general obesity, and 39.5 percent were facing the problem of abdominal obesity.

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