The International Diabetes Federation (IDF), South East Asia, launched the Beat Prediabetes campaign for India on Friday . The campaign is on the eve of the eve of 75 years of Indian independence .
Mumbai (Maharashtra) India (PNN): The International Diabetes Federation (IDF), South East Asia, launched the Beat Prediabetes campaign for India on Friday, the eve of 75 years of Indian independence, on the eve of a historic health condition in which blood sugar levels are higher than normal but not high enough to be classified as type 2 diabetes.The Indian Council of Medical Research-India Diabetes (ICMR-INDIAB), one of the largest community-based epidemiological studies involving 15 Indian states, estimates that the overall prevalence of prediabetes is 10.3 percent.It can raise the risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.According to recent research, eye, kidney, and nerve damage may also occur in the pre-diabetic stage.Prevention is the key to managing Type 2 diabetes, which is one of the leading causes of death worldwide.Nearly 7.7 million people have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in India, and doctors believe it could become the next pandemic if not addressed.To raise the need for greater awareness of the disease's management and a call for immediate intervention, IDF South East Asia Chair Shashank Joshi said, Aggressing Early at Prediabetes or early Diabetes is vital to victory the war against type 2 diabetes.Prediabetes can help reduce the incidence or delay the onset of Type 2 diabetes by lifestyle change and approved medications in high-risk groups. Prediabetes provides a window of opportunity for preventing or delaying the onset of type 2 Diabetes and its complications, as shown by the logo.The aim of the campaign is to inform more people of the condition and make it appear as a preventable disease.We're confident that the launch of the initiative will raise more awareness of prediabetes and help more people get around it.We also encourage the medical community to join us in the fight to combat diabetes by eliminating prediabetes, according to Prof. Andrew Boulton, President of the International Diabetes Federation (IDF). It represents the interests of a growing number of people with diabetes and those at risk.The IDF South-East Asia (SEA) Region consists of seven nations, viz.India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Mauritius, Bhutan, and the Maldives are among the 11 diabetes organizations that are represented in the United States, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and the Maldives.In South East Asia, 90 million adults aged 20 to 79 are affected by diabetes, according to estimates.