Diabetes (also Diabetes Mellitus) describes a group of metabolic diseases where the patient has high glucose in blood or high blood sugar levels. It could be either because the production of insulin is inadequate or because the body does not respond properly to insulin, or could be both.
It is an astonishing fact that the number of people having Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is increasing day by day. Asians have higher incidence of Diabetes, due to genetic reason. Lifestyle changes and food habits contribute to this increase. Diabetes affects all organs in the body like eye, brain, heart, kidney, and limb vessels. These lead to early death.
Leading cause of blindness in adults
Leading cause of endstage renal disease
Cause non-traumatic lower extremity amputation
2 to 4 fold increase in stroke
Treatment is Mandatory
Increased risk of CV events
A life-long, Progressive, life-threatening, genetically-related, multi-factorial disease of excess fat storage. Obesity has reached epidemic proportions in India in the 21st century, affecting 10% of the country's population and another 12% is overweight. 1.5 million deaths due to obesity 2000. 20 million deaths due to obesity 2010