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20 per cent Indians are diabetic, says study

Published : Nov 11, 2016, 1:57 am IST
Updated : Nov 11, 2016, 1:57 am IST

A recent study revealed that 20 per cent and 22 per cent people in India are suffering from diabetic and pre diabetic condition respectively.

A recent study revealed that 20 per cent and 22 per cent people in India are suffering from diabetic and pre diabetic condition respectively. Out of the 49,788 samples processed between January 2015 to October 2016 between the age group 20 to 80years, over 10,228 samples were found to be positive for Diabetes Mellitus and over 10,928 samples were found to be in a pre-diabetic condition, which constitutes high risk group for developing diabetes.

Finding were revealed in an analysis of over 49,788 samples tested for “fasting blood glucose” at Metropolis Healthcare Limited. In percent analysis of overall samples, it was observed an increasing trend with progression in age. According to the finding of study, 20.54 per cent are found positive for diabetes mellitus, whereas 21.94 per cent have pre-diabetes conditions. 20 per cent of females were found to be pre-diabetic and 18 per cent were found to be diabetic. Over 25 per cent of the samples in males were found to be pre-diabetic and another 25 per cent were diabetic which brings to a conclusion that one in two males are either pre-diabetic or are suffering from diabetes. Males are seen at a marginally higher risk for diabetes from the data analysis.

 

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