[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
Swathes of the British electorate continue to show discontent with all things European, including immigration.
Astronomers have captured images of primordial galaxies that helped light up the cosmos after the Big Bang.
Critics assail British photographer's portrayal of indigenous people, but he says he's highlighting their plight.
As Western stars re-release 1980s charity hit, many Africans say it's a demeaning relic that can do more harm than good.
Featured
No one convicted after 58 people gunned down in cold blood in 2009 in the country's worst political mass killing.
While hosting the World Internet Conference, China tries Tiananmen activist for leaking 'state secrets' to US website.
Once staunchly anti-immigrant, some observers say the conservative US state could lead the way in documenting migrants.
NGOs say women without formal documentation are being imprisoned after giving birth in Malaysia.
Public stripping and assault of woman and rival protests thereafter highlight Kenya's gender-relations divide.