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District has 1,000 new diabetic patients every month

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NASHIK:

The rising number of diabetes is a thing of worry. The disease is also spread in the rural area. Lifestyle, diet and lack of exercise are the causes behind it. A total of 3,38,738 patients were diagnosed for diabetes in Nashik district in the last 7 months. Around 7,000 new patients have been found in it.

As per figures of the World Health Organisation (WHO) around 7.2 crore Indians suffered from diabetes in 2017. It has been estimated that this figure will increase to 13 crores till 2025. India is in the second position among those countries in the world which have the highest number of diabetics. On the backdrop of this, WHO has declared November 14 as World Diabetes Day to create awareness about diabetes among people.

Diabetes is known as non-contagious but life long disease among adults. Once upon type 2 diabetes was known as a disease of rich people and after retirement. However, due to changing lifestyle today, young and children of 10-12 age group are seen suffering from diabetes. Its rising percentage among children is a thing of worry, medical experts are stating.

Under the state government’s health project, diabetes test has been made available free of cost. District health mechanism is conducting a test of diabetics at various hospitals across the district. A total of 3,38,738 patients were diagnosed for diabetes in the period between April to October 2019. The number of patients who are visiting hospitals for regular treatment is around 14,995.

The percentage of diabetics is higher in an urban area than in a rural area in the district. The highest number of 3983 new patients have been found during the test which was conducted at the district civil hospital, while 450 new patients have been found at a sub-district hospital in Malegaon. Precautionary measures are the best treatment to avoid diabetes, said additional district civil surgeon Dr Gunjal.

Improvement in lifestyle is essential

One can suffer from diabetes due to various causes like heredity, irregularity in diet and physical-mental stress. Lack of exercise is another very important reason behind this. To make necessary changes in lifestyle to live a good life to avoid diabetes and post diabetes and to make the planning of proper diet and exercise in daily life is also essential.

– Dr Suresh Jagdale, district civil surgeon

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