Tamil Nadu in Danger with 42 lakh Diabetic Patients

By Mayuri, Gaea News Network
Tuesday, December 14, 2010

CHENNAI, INDIA (GaeaTimes.com) — Tamil Nadu may be one top health care providing states in India. But a recent study conducted by the Madras Diabetic Research Foundation is quite alarming. According to the study, 42 lakh people in Tamil Nadu are affected by diabetes that amounts to 9.8% people in the total population.

Not only this the study also revealed that 30 lakh people in the state are prone to be attacked with diabetes. The study also found that abdominal obesity in the State was as much as 22.4 per cent in males and 35.3 per cent in females. In addition, the report revealed that 27.8 per cent of Tamil Nadu population have hypertension and 20.1 per cent have hyper cholesterolemia, which were pre-disposing factors to diabetes.

The study, which also assessed the level of diabetes control, showed that nearly one-third have good control of diabetes, one-third have an average control and one-third have poor control.

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