Diabetes represents one of the most significant disease burdens facing Indian population as the incidence and prevalence of diabetes has gone up multi-fold in the past few decades.
International Diabetes Federation (IDF) predicts that by 2030, India could account for 101.2 million of the world’s 552 million patients with diabetes, which indicates that the disease is going to take an endemic status soon.
Facts about Diabetes:
Controllable: Though there is no cure for Diabetes, it can be managed by keeping blood sugar close to normal. This is done with proper meal planning, exercise, and possible medicines.
Life-long: Your blood sugar levels should improve with treatment. However, this does not mean that your Diabetes has gone away. It just means your blood sugars are in control.
Self-managed: Your doctor will advise and support you, but control depends on you. The choices you make help determine what your blood sugar level will be.
Constantly changing: It is common for your doctor to change your medicine or treatment plan over time because your Diabetes changes over time.