Young Diabetics in India not Concentrate on Controlling Diabetes
Many doctors have stated that undiagnosed diabetes is a dangerous threat. A study conducted in India has found out that seven out of ten diabetics in India do not do enough to control their blood sugar even after they are diagnosed. These particularly include people of 20-24 age group. The first phase of India diabetes study has shown that this ignorance can lead to several complications some of which can be fatal.Dr. V Mohan, the national coordinator of the study has stated that this poor management of diabetes exists in many urban and rural areas. He has further stated that these patients face the risk of blindness, renal failure, heart attacks and strokes.
14,000 people from various states like Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Jharkhand, and Chandigarh have been screened for this study. It is a shocking result that only 480 people had knowledge that they are diabetic. 63 patients did not use any medicines. The remaining used oral drugs, insulin or both. The doctors have measured the height, weight, waist circumference, blood pressure, and blood sugar of the participants.The participants were also asked to fill a questionnaire on whether they are diabetics, the duration of their diabetes and the type of drugs they were using. It is found that more than 60 percent of the diabetics did not undergo theHBA1C test. This test is considered the best and most reliable indicator of long term blood sugar control.