Diabetes : The Number one silent Killer in India

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

According to the International Diabetes Federation the country with the largest numbers of people with diabetes is India (40.9 million), followed by China (39.8 million), the United States (19.2 million), Russia (9.6 million) and Germany (7.4 million).The World Health Organization projects that the number of diabetics will exceed 350 million by 2030.

In case you are not convinced about the enormity of the problem,Consider these statistics.

  • One person is dying for every 10 seconds in the world.
  • Two new diabetic cases are identifying for every 10 seconds in the world.
  • 7 million new diabetic cases will be identified by 2025.
  • 80% of diabetics in the world will be present in developing countries like India.
  • India is the Diabetic capital of the world.
  • It is not now a disease of rich people. It is a disease of sedentary people with Unhealthy diet habits.

In the USA

  • 17.9m people are diagnosed with diabetes
  • 5.7m people are undiagnosed with diabetes
  • 57m people have pre-diabetes
  • 186,300 (0.22%) people under 20 have diabetes
  • 1 in every 400 to 600 under 20-year olds have Type 1 diabetes
  • 2m adolescents have pre-diabetes
  • 23.5m (10.7%) of those over 20 have diabetes
  • 12.2m of those over 60 have diabetes
  • 12m men (11.2%) have diabetes
  • 11.5m women (10.2%) have diabetes

source:American Diabetes Association

Diabetes as it is sometimes believed, is not a disease of wealthy and rich alone. In fact almost two-thirds of the people with diabetes in our country are either of normal weight or even lean. Diabetes does not just happen overnight,and it does not segregate between the haves and have nots, it takes many years for diabetes to set in.That gives us a chance to early detection, possible prevention or even delaying it. Any person with, diabetes in family, obesity, physical or mental stress, needs to check blood glucose once a year after 30 years age.

At Wockhardt Hospitals, we recommended Diabetes screening at various stages of life, and for those with any of several risk factors. The screening test may be a random blood glucose test, a fasting blood glucose test, a blood glucose test a,two hours after 75 g of glucose, or an even more formal glucose tolerance test.The Details of the Preventive Diabetes Health Check Program are as follows

Comprehensive Diabetic health Check

Fasting Lipid profile
Serum Electrolytes
Serum calcium,P,Alkaline Phosphatase
Blood Urea,Serum, Creatinine/Potassium
Urine-Microalbuminuria ECG
Chest X Ray
Consultation with the Diabetologist/Dietician

Executive Diabetic Health Check

Fasting Lipid profile
Sr Electrolytes
Blood Urea
Sr Creatinine
Alkali Phosphatase
Urine Microalbuminuria
Chest X Ray
Consultation with Diabatelogist,Cardialogist & Dietician
Consultation with Physiotherapist

For details on our Diabetes Health Check Package please email us at enquiries@wockhardthospitals.net


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