Volume No. :   3

Issue No. :  6

Year :  2011

ISSN Print :  0975-4407

ISSN Online :  2321-5836


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Diabetes in India: A Review

Address:   A.R. Umarkar*, A.K. Raut, S.S. Sonone, S.S. Pawar, R.S. Deshmukh, and N.V. Bharude
Shree Sureshdada Jain Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research Jamner, Dist: Jalgaon.[M.S]
*Corresponding Author
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Diabetes is a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Prevalence of diabetes is on rise in India and it may reflect changes in lifestyle. Major complications of diabetes are neuropathy, nephropathy, coronary artery disease and retinopathy. Improper diets, immigration effects, modification in life style, inter-population differences and obesity are the principal reasons for the augmentation of the diabetic prevalence. Diabetic prevalence in Chennai, Andhra and Kerala are 15.5%, 13.2% and 12.4% respectively. It has been estimated that India may have 80 million diabetic people in the year of 2030. Therefore, providing safe and effective measures are the need of the hour to control the explosion of the disease in India particularly its southern. The present review article gives a brief overview of diabetes, different factors leading to the increase in diabetic occurrence and complications particularly localizes in India.
Diabetes, type-1, type-2, insulin.
AR Umarkar, AK Raut, SS Sonone, SS Pawar, RS Deshmukh, NV Bharude. Dibetes in India: A Review. Research J. Pharmacology and Pharmacodynamics. 2011;3(6): 345-352.
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