Diabetes common among residents of Indore, says doctor

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Indore
  • Updated: Oct 16, 2014 17:02 IST

Stress plays a crucial part in triggering diseases. While diabetes tops the list of disease common among Indoreans, hypertension and high blood pressure are the other ailments which follow, said Dr Sandeep Jhulka, renowned endocrinologist from the city.

On the occasion of World Food day a press conference was held by the renowned endocrinologist in the city to discuss the details of a study the team conducted recently.

Taking a sample size of 1,400, the team of Dr Jhulka conducted a survey on the residents of Indore to map the level of alertness towards health. "We found out that 43% of the respondents had a sugar rate of more than 110, that also on random testing. While 18% had a sugar level of 140-200, which made them pre-diabetic, and 6% were diabetic," said Dr Jhulka.

The surprising element in the survey however, remained that the six percent which were diagnosed for diabetes were not aware that they possess diabetes. The role of awareness about the symptoms and the disease and then following the correct eating pattern were some points of chief discussion in the conference.

"Indians are already very vulnerable to the disease. They are genetically at risk and then have lethargy as another aspect to count unto. All this is a lethal combination for them to fall at risk to any kind of slow killer diseases," pointed Dr Jhulka.

The importance of meditation and participation in some physical activity can slow down this tendency was another aspect which was discussed in the conference.

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