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Posted on Nov 15, 12:33PM | UNI
Apollo Clinic Diabetologist Sanjoy Paul today said Hyderabad has earned the ignominy of being called the diabetic capital of India, but the matter of grave concern is the rapid rise in the number of young type-2 diabetics in the city.
Participating at a four-day Diabetes Exhibition and awareness programme organised by the Apollo Clinic, Jubilee Hills here, Dr Paul said India itself is seeing a 33 per cent per year increase in Type-2 diabetics. Its vital to create awareness that Diabetes is not a disease, but a disorder and can be controlled by proper life style management, he opined.
He said, "Though we may not be in a position to eradicate the disease from a diabetic, we can at least prevent further complications in him." Genetic disorders, adopting to the rapid urbanisation, are some of the causes for the disease inflicting the population, he added.
Speaking on the occasion after inaugurating the programme which coincides with the World Diabetes, Day, actor Dr Srihari said "We have the largest youth population in the world and such youth falling victim to diabetes is not a good sign for our country's future".
This initiative of Apollo Clinic will help in educating the youth in taking precautions and also in identifying this dreadful ailment early, thereby modifying their lifestyle and prevent further damage, Dr Srihari added.