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Diabetes ratio in urban population higher than rural people

Lahore—The ratio of diabetes among the urban population is higher than in the rural population.

This was stated by head of Diabetes Management Centre of Services Hospital, Prof Khadija Irfan Khawaja, in an exclusive talk with APP, here on Sunday.
She said that in 2000, Pakistan was ranked sixth in the world with 5.2 million diabetic patients, which would become fifth in 2030 with 13.9 million diabetics. This sharp spread of disease in the country needs some immediate measures, she added.
About the reasons for spread of diabetes among women, she said that mostly women had no opportunity to walk and exercise and they often stay indoors, which causes the disease among them.
She said that diabetes was increasing in urban population at the ratio of 10 per cent, while the ratio of spread in rural people is comparatively less.
She said that at least 30 minutes exercise daily was a must to keep diabetes in control.

Source: Pakistan Observer

Byline: City Reporter

December 5, 2016

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