On Sunday, Head of Diabetes Management Center of Services Hospital Prof Khadija Irfan stated that Diabetes on the rise in country as its ratio of spread in adults is 25 percent urban while 10 percent of rural people suffering from this disease.
She regretted that every fifth person is not aware about diabetes, but that, on the opinion of the doctor, a medical examination was performed, and then these people are attentive.
Diabetes in women spreading with ratio of two-third as compared to men, she added.
Professor Khadija Irfan said that in 2000, Pakistan ranked sixth in the world with 5.2 million patients with diabetes and will become on fifth in 2030 with 13.9 million diabetics.
This strong spread of diabetes in the country requires immediate action and public awareness to control this threat.
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16 November, 2019