No Exercise, Junk Food Spiking Diabetes In Young Indians
NEW DELHI, (IANS) – Shifting lifestyles, with almost zero exercise and increased consumption of junk foods, are the major reasons behind the significant surge in Type 2 diabetes cases among younger populations, both globally and particularly in India, in the last 10 years, said doctors on November 10 ahead of World Diabetes Day.
World Diabetes Day is observed every year on November 14 to raise awareness about the blood sugar condition.
India, also known as the diabetes capital of the world, has witnessed a troubling increase in Type 2 diabetes prevalence among young adults, as studies indicate a steady surge in cases among those aged 20-40.
A recent Indian Council of Medical Research-India Diabetes study showed that a tenth of all Indians have diabetes. The country is home to 101 million diabetics and 136 million pre-diabetic people.
The concerning trend poses substantial long-term health challenges involving other functions of the body like the cardiovascular system, kidneys, and more.In young individuals, potential signs of Type 2 diabetes include frequent urination, increased thirst, excessive hunger, unexplained weight loss, chronic fatigue, blurred vision, slow wound healing, and recurring infections. These symptoms may indicate elevated blood sugar levels and should prompt medical evaluation. Early detection and management are vital to prevent complications associated with diabetes said doctors.