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14th November 2018
Children and type 2 diabetes

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Today being World Diabetes Day, which focuses on family this year and also Children’s Day, this is an opportune time to talk about type 2 diabetes in children.

Usually perceived to be a disease of adult-onset, type 2 diabetes (T2DM) is now becoming common in children because of the rising prevalence of childhood obesity.

Here are some salient points about type 2 diabetes in more

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Type 2 diabetes poses a massive public health challenge for India
Life threatening health complications can hamper living if timely management is not undertaken
New Delhi, 13th November 2018: Planned intermittent fasting may help in reversing Type 2 diabetes, indicates recent research. While lifestyle changes are important in managing the condition, some additional measures may be required. Type 2 diabetes normally affects older adults but is being increasingly noticed among younger Indians. They are at a greater risk of life-threatening complications including kidney damage and heart disease as well.

India currently shoulders 49% of the global diabetes burden, representing the ‘lifestyle disease’ as a massive public health obstacle for the second most populated country in the world. The number of people with the condition are bound to increase considering the rise in disposable incomes and living standards and will reach to almost 134 million by 2045.

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