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India: Sixty Million Diabetics And Growing

Categories: South Asia, India, Health

With over 60 million diabetics [1] [pdf] and another estimated 77 million people being considered pre-diabetic, India is caught in the throes [2] of a diabetes crisis. On World Diabetes Day on November 14, India renewed its pledge to fight the growing diabetes menace in the country.

Writer and blogger Prem Rao points out the various symptoms of diabetes and suggests [3] that those who have not had themselves checked for sugar/diabetes in the last six months, should do so promptly.