Over 49,788 samples were analysed for the report based on tests for Fasting Blood Glucose* at Metropolis Healthcare, a leading chain of multi-national diagnostics.
Diabetes is fast gaining an epidemic status in India. According to an estimate drawn by the Indian Medical Council of Research in 2014, there are about 77.2 million people in India suffering from pre-diabetes and over 65.1 million diabetes patients. India is second only to China in the number of reported cases of diabetes. By 2030, India is estimated to the diabetes capital of the world.
Despite increasing awareness of diabetes and its life-altering complications, very few people undergo regular screening tests proactively to prevent disease.
The aetiology of diabetes in India is multifactorial and includes genetic factors coupled with environmental influences such as obesity associated with rising living standards, steady urban migration, and lifestyle changes. An upsurge in number of early-onset diabetes cases is also responsible for the development of various diabetic complications due to longer disease duration.
In an analysis of over 49,788 samples tested for Fasting Blood Glucose* at Metropolis Healthcare Ltd, a leading chain of multi-national diagnostics, the following are the findings
Age Group (yrs) Normal Pre-Diabetes Diabetes Total
20 to 30 9214 977 333 10524
30 to 40 7484 1816 1379 10679
40 to 50 5063 2473 2433 9969
50 to 60 3388 2588 3046 9022
60 to 70 2359 2088 2184 6631
70 to 80 1124 986 853 2963