[QODLink]
Asia
India battles a surge in diabetes
WHO reports that 50 million have diabetes in the South Asian nation and the number could reach 100 million in 12 months.
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2011 07:39

India will mark World Diabetes Day 2011 by illuminating national landmarks in blue light and organising a mass screening programme to raise awareness about the disease.

An estimated one million people died from diabetes-related illnesses in India last year. The World Health Organisation has said as many as 50 million Indians have the disease and that number could grow to 100 million in the next 12 months.

Al Jazeera's Sohail Rahman reports from New Delhi.

Source:
Al Jazeera
Topics in this article
Country
City
Organisation
Featured on Al Jazeera
More than one-quarter of Gaza's population has been displaced, causing a humanitarian crisis.
Ministers and MPs caught on camera sleeping through important speeches have sparked criticism that they are not working.
Muslim charities claim discrimination after major UK banks began closing their accounts.
Italy struggles to deal with growing flood of migrants willing to risk their lives to reach the nearest European shores.
Featured
Report on child sex abuse in British Asian community highlights issues that may affect the entire nation.
Taliban makes quick gains in Afghanistan with little opposition from Afghan army as US withdrawal begins.
Analysts say China moving back toward 1950s-era public trials aimed at shaming and intimidation.
Record numbers of migrants have made harrowing sea journeys to Italy and Greece this year.
In Vietnam, 40 percent of all pregnancies are terminated each year, a rate that health officials are hoping to reduce.
join our mailing list