Prevent unhealthy food and remain physically active to keep diabetes at bay: specialist
‘ With 8 crore patients, India stands second worldwide after China’.
‘ With 8 crore clients, India stands second in the world after China’.
Diabetes, which is afflicting even the young, can be cured if found early, states Rakesh Bobba, MD (general medication) and expert endocrinologist, Ramesh Hospitals.
On the occasion of World Diabetes Day (November 14), which is observed on the birth anniversary of Sir Frederick Banting, who co-discovered insulin along with Charles Best, awareness programmes are being conducted to enlighten people on the causes, symptoms and avoidance of diabetes.
Talking To The Hindu on Friday, Dr. Rakesh stated, with eight crore patients, India stood second on the planet after China. “It is expected that the number might go up to 12 crore in the next five years,” he stated.
” One in 6 persons worldwide with diabetes is from India. The disease is high in the city areas than in villages, and about 50% of the individuals are uninformed that they are diabetics. The disease can be cured with weight loss, diet modifications, early detection and by doing workouts,” Dr. Rakesh said.
Threat due to COVID
On the impact of COVID-19, he stated, “While the danger of death amongst regular individuals is about 1%, it is 10% among diabetics,” he stated.
” Diabetics are most likely to experience severe symptoms when infected with the infection. If diabetes is under control, they are on a par with others when it concerns getting seriously sick,” he said.
Describing diabetes among kids, Dr. Rakesh advised parents to prevent serving them scrap and quick foods, and stale and fry dishes.
” Instead, encourage children to be physically active and do yoga,” he suggested.
CLICK HERE TO READ MORE
( the heading, this story has not been released by Important India News staff and is released from a syndicated feed.).