Disparities in Diabetic Care

  • S Vasudevan Medical College, Trivandrum; Kerala Medical Journal

Abstract

Diabetes is a devastating disease, not just for the individual, family or society but for the whole globe. 415 million (approximately one in eleven adults) are considered to have Diabetes globally. The corresponding Indian figure is estimated at 69 million. The global prediction for 2040 is that 642 million people (one in ten adults) are going to be affected by Diabetes. Every six seconds a life is lost somewhere due to Diabetes, thus accounting for five million deaths globally. Diabetes also affects one in seven pregnancies. These figures are huge and the situation is alarming which calls for immediate and effective intervention. This has prompted the World Health Organisation (WHO) to declare “Beat Diabetes” as the theme for World Health Day this year

Author Biography

S Vasudevan, Medical College, Trivandrum; Kerala Medical Journal

Professor, Department of Urology; Associate Editor

Published
2016-09-29
How to Cite
Vasudevan, S. (2016). Disparities in Diabetic Care. Kerala Medical Journal, 9(3), 81-85. Retrieved from https://www.keralamedicaljournal.com/index.php/KMJ/article/view/413