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Diabetes hits urban poor more in rich cities

By August 2, 2017Health Tips

When we hear “diabetes,” we tend to think of problems with producing insulin and regulating blood sugar.

It is important to ensure early detection of diabetes – an impairment that reduces the pancreas’ ability to produce insulin, a hormone that regulates blood glucose levels. Uncontrolled diabetes can lead to complications such as heart disease, stroke, kidney failure and vision loss. It can take work to get your diabetes under control, but the results are worth it.

If you don’t make the effort to get a handle on it, you could set yourself up for a host of complications. Diabetes can take a toll on nearly every organ in your body, including the:

  • Heart and blood vessels
  • Eyes
  • Kidneys
  • Nerves
  • Gastrointestinal tract
  • Gums and teeth

In Chandigarh, More Diabetics Among Poor Than Rich, Shows Study Diabetes is being seen as a silent killer in the city. After a study by Indian Council of among the urban poor is nearly 27 percent and among the rich at nearly 13 percent.

New Delhi: As the numbers for diabetes, one of India’s biggest ailments, continue to shoot up, the disease has now entrapped the vast number of urban poor. The latest results from an ongoing survey conducted by the Indian Council of Medical Research and the Department of Health and Family Welfare showed higher prevalence of diabetes among the lower socioeconomic status (SES) groups in the “urban areas of the more economically developed states”.

Worryingly, we don’t know why. In the rural parts of the country, the trend reverses, and those afflicted are the relatively better off.

The main factors of this are obesity, age, family background of diabetes.

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