GLOBAL STATISTICAL ANALYSIS OF DIABETES MELLITUS WITH STRESS ON PREVALENCE IN ASIA AND SPECIFICALLY INDIA: A CRITICAL AND CLINICAL OVERVIEW

Vijaya P Lakshmi, Sudheerbabu I
2018 International Journal of Research in Ayurveda and Pharmacy  
Diabetes mellitus is a chronic metabolic non-communicable disease which has been raising rapidly in middle and low-income countries. The number of people with diabetes has increased from 108 million in 1980 to 422 million in 2014 and it has been rising rapidly, resulting in various complications like blindness, kidney failure, heart attacks, stroke and lower limb amputation. Almost half of diabetics are from China, India and USA. In 2015, an estimated 1.6 million deaths were by diabetes alone
more » ... d another 2.2 million deaths were by high blood glucose levels. Almost half of the deaths attributable to high blood glucose occur before the age of 70 years, placing diabetes the seventh leading cause of death. In India 8.7% of people are diabetic and 10.3% are showing prediabetic symptoms which implies that this population is on verge to develop diabetes in near future. Diabetes can be treated and its consequences can be avoided or delayed with diet, physical activity, medication, regular screening and treating complications.
doi:10.7897/2277-4343.09363 fatcat:zr5jw6njnvdnvkazkcilh3ss64