Poverty and diabetes, twin burdens

Prevalence of diabetes is increasing among urban poor. Managing the disease costs upwards of Rs 40 daily, beyond reach of many

The most worrying aspect of the new research findings on diabetes is that the epidemic is now spreading to those who can least afford to pay for its management, doctors said. “The situation is serious because the disease is expensive. You have to pay not less than Rs 40 on its treatment per day, and the government has no plan to help out as yet. Diabetes brings along many more problems, and needs to be treated properly,” said Dr Sanjay Bhadada, senior faculty at the Department of Endocrinology at Chandigarh’s Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research...................Read more


Source: The Indian Express

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