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A joint study by the Indian Council of Medical Research and the Madras Diabetes Research Foundation, published in the Lancet Medical Journal, titled Health And according to the financial assistance given by the Ministry of Family Welfare, 11.4 percent people in the country are suffering from diabetes and 35.5 percent people are suffering from high blood pressure while 15.3 percent people are in pre-diabetic condition. Whereas, the prevalence of diabetes is lowest in Uttar Pradesh (4.8%) and highest in Goa (26.4%). The largest study on diabetes and non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in the country has estimated that 101 million people in India were diabetic in 2021. At the same time, 136 million people were in the grip of pre-diabetes (pre-diabetes level) and 315 million people were suffering from high blood pressure. It was also found that 28.6 percent people in India are suffering from general obesity. At the same time, 39.5 percent people suffer from abdominal obesity. The study found that in 2017, around 7.5 per cent people in India had diabetes. This means that since then till now this number has increased by more than 50 percent. Among states, Goa has the highest number of diabetes cases (26.4 percent), while Uttar Pradesh has the lowest number of cases (4.8 percent). Punjab has the highest number of patients with high blood pressure (51.8%).

According to the World Health Organisation, diabetes is the main cause of blindness, kidney failure, heart attacks, strokes. The study published in Lancet was conducted between 18 October 2018 and 17 December 2020 on a total of 1.13 lakh people from 31 states of the country. Of these, 79,506 are from rural and the remaining 33,537 are from urban areas. This study is also important because it has drawn conclusions regarding obesity, high blood pressure and cholesterol along with diabetes. According to the study, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar and Jharkhand have the least number of diabetes patients in villages, whereas in urban areas, except Assam, the number of diabetes patients is more than 7.55 percent of the total population there. is more. During the study, it is found that except in the case of pre-diabetes, the rates of all metabolic NCDs are higher in cities than in rural areas. Every year the scope of non-communicable diseases is increasing rapidly in the country. India is currently facing a diabetes tsunami of sorts. In some states the disease has reached its peak while in others it is just beginning. There is also an Uttar Pradesh in this.

The main reason for getting diabetes is the lifestyle of a person. Increase in fast food in eating and drinking and lack of exercise, weakness and stress, all these things invite diabetes. How much importance our forefathers had given to health, it is clear from their prayers that first of all they wished for a healthy body from God and considered a healthy body as the first happiness. While doing work in Ishopanishad, he expresses his desire to live for a hundred years – ‘Kurvanneveh Karmani Jijivishet: Shatan Sama:’. On the other hand, Maharishi Charak has told the basic basis of Dharma, Artha, Kama, Moksha is health-protection i.e. disease-free body – ‘Dharmarth-Kaamokshanam Arogya Moolmuttamam’. Mahakavi Kalidas has a saying-‘Shariramadyam Khalu Dharmasadhanam.’ That is, body-protection is the first means of religion. If the body is not healthy, the mind cannot be healthy. If the mind is not healthy, then the thoughts are not healthy. Where is the imagination of religion in the sickness of thoughts? Where is Sadhana? Where is the enjoyment of worldly pleasures in the absence of health? Where is the fun of conspiracies? Where is the desire for body-protection and decoration? A sick person repents by rubbing his hands. Therefore, someone has rightly said-‘Pehla Sukh Nirogi Kaya’ means the biggest happiness is a healthy body. There is a proverb in Urdu-‘Tandrusti Hazar Niyamat’ which means health is more than a thousand other good pleasures. There is also a saying in English-Health is Wealth (Health is wealth).

Realizing the importance of health and keeping the future of the society and the country in front, it is the duty of every Indian to protect his health. How an unhealthy and weak citizen can become the basis of a strong country. Do think about this matter.

– Irwin Khanna (Chief Editor, Dainik Uttam Hindu)

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