Diabetes on the riseLatest medical researches have revealed that 15 % of the population of this country is afflicted with diabetes, and another 15% has pre-diabetes condition. The specialist doctors point out that even children are becoming afflicted with diabetes.
Reports on the subject say that at present nearly 250 million people throughout the world are afflicted with diabetes, and every ten seconds one death occurs due to this disease. Non-curable wounds cause the limbs of diabetic patients to be removed every 30 seconds. Six million people get listed annually as diabetic patients. The reason for this disease is the rise of glucose level in the blood due to non production of insulin hormone in the pancreas. Such patients should be injected with insulin. The 2nd reason is the insulin being not conforming to the required level. The 3rd reason is the diabetic condition of pregnant women.
Doctors point out that consumption of unwanted food, lack of exercise, mental depression and smoking and intake of liquor are the main reasons for causing diabetic condition. About 5% of the patients have inherited the disease from their parents.
A medical research has found that about 15 % of working population in the Colombo District are diabetic patients. The doctors say that the children becoming affected with the disease is on the increase. They say that the children mostly take instant food and food varieties that contains high contents of oil, sugar and flour several times a day. The doctors also point out that lack of exercises in the children due to them being confined to studies alone may make them vulnerable to getting affected by diabetes.