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India has been rightly called as the “Diabetes Capital of the World” in recent times. Truly, with more than 50-60 million people suffering from Type-2 diabetes, it is not only an alarming fact that raises a lot of eyebrows but a matter of grave concern for both the healthcare authorities of the country and the nation as a whole.
Though Diabetes Mellitus is one of the most discussed ailments all across the globe but the awareness in India, is relatively low.That is why here an attempt is made to bring to you the most significant facts related to this condition and preventive measures that should be adopted by every diabetic to lead a normal and healthy life.
India continues to deal with a unique mix of communicable and non-communicable diseases. As we continue to grapple with communicable diseases in the form of Dengue and Malaria; lifestyle led noncommunicable diseases like Diabetes are also spreading across the country.
Recently we came to know about an interesting incident at a corporate wellness camp. The health workers recording the vital statistics of the participants were making key mistakes in recording the observations. A good example was the height of one of the participants was recorded wrongly as 147 centimeters instead of 157. Immediately the participant became obese as per the record. Similarly, BP was recorded wrongly for another participant. Though both mistakes were eventually rectified, we were left wondering how many such errors happen in the healthcare ecosystem daily and what the consequences of these errors would have been.
45-year-old Diwakar(name changed)had trouble sleeping since his 40th birthday. He had gotten used to waking up in the middle of the night with a dry mouth and sore throat. But in the last couple of days, he was waking up with shortness of breath. His wife also constantly complained of his loud snoring, which he regularly denied. Of late he had difficulty in keeping awake at work. Diwakar thought it was a result of stress and sudden increase in his travel. But unknown to him Diwakar suffers from Sleep Apnea.