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I.How common is diabetes in world?

Diabetes is growing; prevalence of diabetes in the world is about 285 millions and is growing rapidly. In fact international diabetic federation has claimed pandemic status of diabetes and it is coming like a tsunami.

II. How common is diabetes in India?

It is estimated that India has around 50.8 million diabetic persons at present. It is suppose to double by 2025.

III. Is diabetes genetically transmitted?

It is true for type 2 diabetes and also type 2 Diabetes depends on diet and lifestyle.

IV. Can diabetes be prevented?

It cannot be prevented for type 1 diabetes but it is estimated that 80% of type 2 diabetes can be prevented or postponed for several years.

V. How can you prevent getting diabetes?

Exercise, lifestyle management, diet and drugs to some extent prevent type 2 diabetes.

 

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