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BHUBANESWAR: The State may witness explosion in diabetes-related diseases, a byproduct of fast industrial and economic growth the State is passing through, said Anil Kapur, Managing Director of Denmark-based World Diabetes Foundation, which supports prevention and treatment of diabetes in developing countries.
“Rapid industrialisation and economic development in Orissa has posed a new threat of increasing diabetes incidence in the State. When someone not getting a square meal a day starts getting 2-3 adequate meals a day, the chances of his or her getting diabetes increases,” said Dr. Kapur, who visited city-based Kanungo Institute of Diabetes Specialities (KIDS), in a statement.
He said if mother is suffering from malnutrition, the baby born to the mother developed gestational diabetes in adulthood and the cycle continues.
“Orissa is fast experiencing industrial and economic growth with a growth rate much higher than the other states of the country thereby increasing the chances of becoming hot pocket for diabetes epidemic in coming decade,” Dr. Kapur said.
He warned that if adequate preventive measures were not taken, the State could face serious consequences of diabetes and other metabolic disorders in the near future. The WDF managing director expressed his concern over the growing menace of diabetes.
Dr. Kapur interacted with Dr. Alok Kanungo, founder of KIDS, and stressed diabetes care under one roof.
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