India steps up diabetes awareness campaign

With more than 65 million cases, diabetes costs the government billions of dollars in medical expenses and lost income.

    About 65 million people in India suffer from diabetes. In addition to that, the country's Diabetes Foundation warns that an estimated 50 percent of the urban population do not know how to prevent the illness.

    Diabetes costs the government billions of dollars, ranging from medical expenses to lost income, and has stepped up its awareness campaigns in order to prevent it.

    Al Jazeera's Karishma Vyas reports from New Delhi.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: How does your country vote at the UN?

    Interactive: How does your country vote at the UN?

    Explore how your country voted on global issues since 1946, as the world gears up for the 74th UN General Assembly.

    'We were forced out by the government soldiers'

    'We were forced out by the government soldiers'

    We dialled more than 35,000 random phone numbers to paint an accurate picture of displacement across South Sudan.

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Meet the man on a mission to take down Cambodia's timber tycoons and expose a rampant illegal cross-border trade.