Diabetes is becoming a problem throughout the world, but some countries are suffering from higher rates of the disease than others. Traditionally, America has been thought of as the diabetes capital of the world, with over 21 million diabetes sufferers. However, the focus has recently shifted to India following a new WHO warning.
The WHO (World Health Authority) cautioned that diabetes in India is set to explode over the next 20 years. They forecast a leap in numbers to just shy of 60 million in this period. Experts who conducted the report noted that the prevention of chronic disease is a ‘vital investment for countries.’ In India, diabetes was once called a ‘rich man’s disease’, but nowadays the scale and scope of the disease encompasses all levels of society and all ages of the population. The WHO report aimed to offer practical suggestions for how best to fight the disease with intervention.
The predictions are causing considerable concern in India and throughout the world. The burden placed by this number of diabetics upon an already stretched healthcare system would be enormous. Diabetes has spread throughout India as traditional diet and lifestyle options are influenced by sedentary western lifestyle. Although incidences of obesity are on a different level to that seen in American, diabetes in India is reaching a terrifying scale.

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