The overall incidences of PDM in Maharashtra is reported at 24%
PUNE: Indus Health Plus – a pioneer in preventive healthcare has observed diabetic trends based on the healthcare check-ups conducted. The observation is on Pre-Diabetes Mellitus (PDM) in Maharashtra from the period June 2019 – October 2020. The trend reports that the incidences of PDM have a prevalence in both rural and urban parts of Maharashtra. In fact, the prevalence in rural is slightly higher than that of urban parts. The overall incidences of PDM are 24% and diabetes mellitus (DM) is 17% amongst the people who had undergone preventive health check-ups.
What is Prediabetes Mellitus: It is borderline diabetes in which a person suffers from a higher than normal blood sugar level. It is not high enough to be considered as type 2 diabetes, however without lifestyle changes, adults and children with prediabetes are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes.
Showing concern on the scenario, Mr. Amol Naikawadi, JMD & Preventive Healthcare Specialist, Indus Health Plus said, “In Maharashtra, Pre-Diabetes Mellitus is prevalent in both urban and rural areas. In rural areas, it has been observed that the prevalence of pre-diabetes Mellitus is 1.3 times higher in males as compared to females. Diabetes is showing a rising trend across all age groups and hence, changes in lifestyle, daily exercise, consuming a healthy diet, and quitting smoking. During this pandemic, it is necessary that we inculcate the habit of early screening and preventive health checkups at regular intervals will help reduce the burden of this disease.”
Key findings of the study based on check-ups:
Incidences of Pre-Diabetes Mellitus (PDM):
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