Diabetes Awareness & Its Challenges- A Hammering Issue

https://doi.org/10.47203/IJCH.2022.v34i03.027

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2022-09-30

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https://doi.org/10.47203/IJCH.2022.v34i03.027

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Diabetes, Challenges, Challengesawareness

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  • Kajal Srivastava Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre, Pimpri, Pune https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9603-3242
  • Chaitali Borgaonkar Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre, Pimpri, Pune https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2560-4535
  • Subhash Johnson Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre, Pimpri, Pune https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0259-7950
  • Anil Mahajan Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre, Pimpri, Pune

Abstract

Diabetes is one of the most common non communicable diseases affecting many people of our country. India being a diabetic capital of world is facing a major epidemic of same. After Covid -19 pandemic its become more evident that person who were having deranged blood sugar level were more at risk of getting infections. So its very important to create awareness of same. According to National Family Health Survey -5 (NFHS-5) men & women with high or very high blood sugar level (>140mg/dl) who are taking medicines were 15.6 % & 13.5% respectively. Females 15 years & above whose blood sugar levels were high or very high were 6.1 & 6.3 % and men with same were 7.3 & 7.2 %(1). These findings were added first time in NFHS survey as more and more population are getting this silent but killer disease. The main risk factors for this disease are very well known like modifiable risk factors are obesity specially central obesity, gestational diabetes, sedentary life style, a highly saturated fat diet, reduced intake of dietary fibers, malnutrition related diabetes, excessive alcohol consumption etc (2).

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Srivastava K, Borgaonkar C, Johnson S, Mahajan A. Diabetes Awareness & Its Challenges- A Hammering Issue: https://doi.org/10.47203/IJCH.2022.v34i03.027. Indian J Community Health [Internet]. 2022 Sep. 30 [cited 2022 Sep. 30];34(3):452. Available from: https://iapsmupuk.org/journal/index.php/IJCH/article/view/2469

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