Diabetes is becoming an Epidemic in BD

Diabetes is becoming an Epidemic in whole world. It is growing so fast every year that medical observers are describing it as an Epidemic in some parts of the world. This article all about the topic of Diabetes is becoming an Epidemic in BD.

According to the IDF’s 2016 estimate, the number of diabetic patients in the world is currently 42 crore. In 1985, the number was only 30 million. As a result, it is certain that the number of people with diabetes has increased 13 times in the last 25 years. Their idea is that if this trend continues, the number of diabetics will increase to 64 crore by 2040.

World Diabetes Day observe on Thursday, November 14 amid concerns over the growing disease. This time the theme of the day is ‘Let’s keep every family free of diabetes’.

Diabetes companies say the growth rate is much higher in developing countries than in developed ones. Bangladesh is currently rank tenth in the world in terms of the number of victims. If this growth rate continues, Bangladesh will reach the seventh position in the next 15 years.

Observations say that the number of infected people around the world is doubling every year due to the changing lifestyles due to rapid urbanization.

According to a report by the World Health Organization, five million people die every year due to diabetes. Not only that, but the economic pressure is also increasing due to diabetes. The prices of everything including diabetes drugs and insulin are increasing day by day. As one can see, if only the rate of diabetes can be reduced. It is possible to reduce the expenditure in the health sector by 11 percent.

According to the latest health bulletin published by the Department of Health, at least 60 percent of the patients treated in government hospitals. In the last one year are diabetic or pre-diabetic. The bulletin states that the death rate due to diabetes is 7.2 percent.

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According to the Center for Global Health Research of the Bangladesh Diabetic Association BADAS, which is involve in the survey. 2.3 percent of people in 1999, 6.8 percent in 2004 and 6.9 percent in 2009 had diabetes. No further survey was conducted after that. According to the survey, the number of diabetics has more than tripled in the last nine years.

Diabetes is becoming an Epidemic in BD
Diabetes is becoming an Epidemic in BD

The survey was jointly conducted by the Department of Health’s Non-Communicable Disease Control Program. And the Center for Global Health Research in BADAS in November last year to find out what percentage of people in the country suffer from diabetes. For this, various physical tests including blood of one lakh people were carried out in 400 upazilas of 64 districts of the country for about four months. Half of the victims did not know they had diabetes. Less than a decade ago, the number of people infected with the disease was less than 6 percent.

According to the survey, the highest incidence of diabetes is in Chittagong division. Later it spread to all divisions.

The International Diabetic Federation (IDF) says that 8.3 million people in Bangladesh suffer from diabetes. However, a small-scale survey of people living in urban and rural areas of the country. At different times from BADAS has shown that 10 percent of people in urban areas and 6 percent in rural areas have diabetes. However, at present, the number of registered patients in BADAS and its affiliated societies has crossed 5 million. About 15 percent more diabetics are register with the association each year. It can be said that one or another member of every family in the country is suffering from diabetes.

BADAS Joint Secretary Professor. Rashid-e-Mahabub told Health News, “There are many people with diabetes in the city who do not know that the disease has taken root in their bodies.”

Rashid-e-Mahbub thinks that the role of medicine is very small here as it is possible to control diabetes 80 percent only through discipline and diet control.

That’s why Diabetes is becoming an Epidemic in BD. Stay Home & Stay Safe.

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