Diabetes focus shifts to Hyderabad

Although incidences of diabetes are more common in the western world, where sedentary lifestyle, poor diet and insufficient exercise provoke poor health in many people, the developing world is also now suffering from increasing numbers of diabetic patients. In India, experts war, Hyderabad has clearly emerged as the diabetes capital of the country.
Nandan Singh, the former director of medical education for Andra Pradesh, also highlighted the fact that prevalence of the disease was high when compared to World Health Organisation (WHO) statistics.
Similar to numerous countries around the world, diabetes is beginning to grow rapidly in India, and Hyderabad appears to be the most affected place. Incidences of diabetes now number 16% over the age of 25, with only 5% in other cities. The world average, as cited by the WHO, is 3%.
The research was collated following 44 health camps spread around Ranga Reddy. Blood samples and tests were conducted on numerous patients. In rural areas, incidences of diabetes were found to be 5 per cent less.
It is thought that Western lifestyle, when it collides with foreign cultures, can prompt rises in obesity rates and consequently metabolic syndromen, pre-diabetes and eventually type 2 diabetes.

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