In India- Diabetes linked to economic growth- (1) Globally diabetes rate has increased by around 45% between 1900 to 2013. (2) In India, diabetes rate has increased by 123%. (3) Doanetes burden amont women increased by 109% while Diabetes burden among men climbed 136% [In China, disease burden due to diabetes has risen by 163%].
“Diabetes is an escalating problem in India and has major socio-economic dimentions. Rapid dietary changes coupled with decreased level ofphysical acitivity have resulted in increasing obesity and diabetes in rural and sem-urban areas. “Increased stress levels, irregular working hours, lack of exercise and consumption of alcohol and fast food are some of the signficant contributors to the increasing incidence of diabetes.”
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