According to a study conducted by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the prevalence of prediabetes in India is estimated to be around 10-15% of the total population. This translates to approximately 77 million people in India who are living with prediabetes.
Several factors contribute to the high prevalence of prediabetes in India, including a genetic predisposition, unhealthy diets, sedentary lifestyles, and increasing rates of obesity. Additionally, the lack of awareness about the condition and its risks, as well as limited access to healthcare services, further exacerbate the problem.
It is important for individuals with prediabetes to make lifestyle changes such as exercising regularly, eating a healthy diet, and maintaining a healthy weight to prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes. Early diagnosis and management of prediabetes can significantly reduce the risk of developing diabetes and associated complications.
What is Pre-Diabetes?
Pre-diabetes is a condition where blood glucose levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes.
Pre-diabetes is a warning sign that something is not right with your metabolism. Without intervention, pre-diabetes can progress to type 2 diabetes, which is a chronic condition that requires lifelong management. However, the good news is that pre-diabetes can be reversed with lifestyle changes, such as diet and exercise.
What are the Symptoms of Pre-Diabetes?
The symptoms of pre-diabetes may not be noticeable, but some people may experience:
- Increased thirst,
- Frequent urination, and
What are the Causes of Pre-Diabetes?
Causes of pre-diabetes can include:
- Physical inactivity
- Unhealthy diet