Monday, 18 May 2009

Diabetes: Some startling facts and figures

Startling facts and figures about diabetes in India
1. India currently has the world's largest diabetic population with an estimated four crore people

2. Every sixth person is a diabetic in Hyderabad and other metropolitan cities including Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai.

3. Every 15 minutes a legis lost to diabetes in India

4. In India 40,000 legs are amputed per year, most of them as a result of an infection in the foot of someone with diabetes.

5. It is estimated that 1000 amputations take place in a year in Hyderabad, 3000 in Delhi and 4000 in Mumbai.

6. Eightyfive per cent of amputations can be prevented with early detection and early interventions

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