Diabetes is now becoming very common in India. Diabetes patients are being found in most of the homes of India and diabetes has also become the cause of many deaths. The increasing number of diabetes patients in India shows how diabetes is spreading in India. So today, on the occasion of ‘World Diabetes Day’, let us tell you what is the status of diabetes in India and how frightening this situation is. Along with this, we will tell you how many patients of diabetes are there globally.
What is the status of diabetes worldwide?
The number of diabetic patients is continuously increasing worldwide. A WHO report states that during the year 1980 there were 108 million patients with diabetes in the world, but in 2014 this number had increased to 422 million. Since then, the number of diabetes patients in these low-earning or middle-income countries is increasing continuously. Actually, due to diabetes, many parts of the body are affected and sometimes they cause death. For example, in 2019, the cause of death of 2 million people i.e. about 20 lakh people was due to diabetes and kidney.
In the year 2019, 1.5 million people died directly due to diabetes and 48 percent of the deaths occurred before the age of 70 years. Apart from this, 46 thousand people died due to kidney problems due to diabetes and many people also died due to chest problems due to diabetes. Explain that diabetes often causes blindness, kidney failure, heart attack, stroke etc.
What is the story of India?
You know that the number of diabetes in the world is very high, but do you know that the situation in India is also very frightening. India ranks second in terms of diabetes patients. India has the highest number of diabetes patients after China. Let us tell you that 77 million people in India are suffering from diabetes and in this 12.1 million people are below 65 years and it is believed that by 2045 this figure will cross 27 million. It can be said that one out of every 11 people in India has diabetes.
If we talk about the number of people who died, then in the year 2020, 7 lakh such people have died, whose diabetes caused diseases like kidney, hyperglycemia. At the same time, men and women in India have almost equal number of patients and most people above 70 years of age are troubled by it. It has been revealed in many surveys that diabetes is now becoming the 7th cause of death in India and every year about 9-10 lakhs are losing their lives due to it.
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