Addressing the Challenge of Undiagnosed Cases Crucial to Bring Down the Diabetes Burden - MMHRC

Addressing the Challenge of Undiagnosed Cases Crucial to Bring Down the Diabetes Burden
Diabetology, News
851 Views November 10, 2023

In a media interaction organised by the hospital on account of World Diabetes Day 2023, which falls on November 14 every year, they said that equally important is to create awareness and ensure the reach of medicine and care to the diagnosed diabetic population so that they can avoid developing other health complications such as cardiovascular, renal and eye diseases, associated with diabetes.

Diabetes affects over 10 crore people in India. However, an estimated 50% of cases in the country remain undiagnosed, posing the biggest challenge in bringing down the diabetes burden. Hence, expanding the reach of diabetes screening is the need of the hour,” medical experts of Meenakshi Mission Hospital and Research Centre said and added that progress in this regard can be made only when every individual, especially adults over the age of 35 and those who have genetic predisposition or obesity, understand their risks and take appropriate action.

Date: 09.11.2023

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