According to an ICMR report, India now has over 101 million people who have diabetes, up from 70 million in 2019. Over 315 million people have high blood pressure, while at least 136 million individuals (15.3% of the population) have prediabetes.
A cross-sectional population-based survey was carried out by researchers at the Indian Council of Medical Research-India Diabetes (ICMR-INDIAB), and the results were reported in the Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology journal.
Even though India is already known as the diabetes capital of the world, the rise in the incidence of this non-communicable disease (NCD) is cause for concern. According to the study’s varied findings, the prevalence of other NCDs such as hypertension, generalised obesity, abdominal obesity, and hypercholesterolemia was also high in the nation.