Diabetes : Fact File

What you do, what you eat, what you need to carry revolves around the prominent lifestyle disease called diabetes.

India is dubbed as the diabetes capital in the world, as the country had approximately 32 million people with diabetes in 2000, but by 2030 this number is expected to increase to almost 80 million.


In 2007, these were the top five countries with the highest number of people with diabetes:

  1. India (40.9 million)
  2. China (39.8 million)
  3. United States (19.2 million)
  4. Russia (9.6 million)
  5. Germany (7.4 million)
  • In 2006 it was estimated that deaths from diabetes in India will increase by 35% in the next ten years.
  • Three percent of the rural population is diagnosed with diabetes.
  • 7 million people, in India, develop diabetes annually.
  • In 2008, diabetes caused 1.3 million deaths.
  • Gestational diabetes is between 8-17 percent in India.

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