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Diabetes feeder for illnesses, says Prof

Diabetes feeder for illnesses, says Prof
Prof Sanjay Kumar Bhadada

Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, March 14

Professor Sanjay Kumar Bhadada from the department of endocrinology, PGIMER, Chandigarh, delivered a lecture on ‘Increasing Menace of Non-Communicable Disease: How to curb it’ as part of CHASCON-2019.

He said March was the World Kidney Month and the second Thursday of March is World Kidney Day.

He added that non-communicable diseases (NCD) were the most common cause of mortality and morbidity in the world now.

Mortality caused by NCD increased from 37.9 per cent in 1990 to 61.8 per cent in 2016, citing cardiovascular, respiratory illness and cancers as the most common causes of NCD.

He added that even though diabetes was not in top three causes, it was the major feeder for rest of illnesses.

He said Chandigarh was considered as the diabetic capital of India. As per a recent study by the department of endocrinology, high incidence of pre-diabetes (15 per cent) and diabetes (40 per cent) has been indicated.

It was also a matter of concern that chronic kidney disease (CKD) is now progressively increasing, he said.

Dr Bhadada said ideal body weight could be achieved by balanced diet and optimum exercise with restricted salt and calorie intake.

He advised for a minimum of 45 minutes per day exercise for at least 5 days a week. But he cautioned that with Indian ethnicity, there is a genetically predisposed risk for insulin resistance and thus optimum time for exercise should be 1 hour per day for five days a week.

Recent study

  • Prof Bhadada said Chandigarh was considered as the diabetic capital of India. As per a recent study by the department of endocrinology, high incidence of pre-diabetes (15 per cent) and diabetes (40 per cent) has been indicated

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