ICMR Says 150% cases of diabetes rise in India

By H.JanGra June 7, 2022

Indian Council of Medical research has released new guidelines for people diagnosed with type-1 diabetes

The health body said that the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has disproportionately affected people with diabetes, exposing them to a high risk for severe illness and mortality.

India is home to the world’s second-largest adult diabetes population and every sixth person with diabetes in the world is an Indian.

he past three decades witnessed a 150 per cent increase in the number of people with diabetes in the country," ICMR said

Adding that matter of immense concern is the progressive lowering of the age at which type 2 diabetes is being diagnosed

With the disease prevalence becoming apparent in the age group of 2534 years in both urban and rural areas

"Individuals with type 1 diabetes need support to survive, use insulin and other therapies, and to live their entire life without stigma, restrictions, or disabling complications due to their illness," ICMR said in its brief.