Lifestyle disease that needs more awareness.

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Published on November 22, 2019 by

The National Center for Biotechnology Information survey in Bangalore shows 12% of the city is diabetic.

Diabetes is often not diagnosed and patients are not aware of their condition. A study from the Biomed Central shows that about 47% of people in India living with diabetes are unaware of their situation.

Chetan Reddy, medical student at PES University, said, “ people are accompanied to their normal lifestyle so they think they are healthy so with that negligence people don’t tend to go for a regular check-up so when they do a regular check-up, we get to know that they are diabetic”

The National Center for Biotechnology Information survey in Bangalore shows 12% of the city is diabetic.

Ramesh T.V, a diabetic patient, said, “When I was 52 I they said you have to be operated for prostate and hernia. So I got both operated. At that time I got to know I have sugar.”

Doctors say that often people do not take medication regularly even after being diagnosed. Around 3.5 lakh people die in India every year due to diabetes.

Doctor. J. Saravanan, M Pharm., PHD, said “It is necessary to create awareness and it is done through health camps. Usually, in rural areas, it is very difficult to create awareness and it is actually now through propagation we are able to create awareness.”

In a health camp conducted at PES University today, a total of 88 people turned up and 12 of them were diagnosed with diabetes.

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