The incidence of diabetes is increasing throughout the world. The type-2 diabetes is particularly dangerous because by the time it’s diagnosed it has caused a lot of damage to the patient, Post Graduate Medical Institute Principal Khalid Mahmood said on Wednesday.
He expressed these views in connection with the World Health Day.
Mahmood suggested that people should regularly visit their physicians and get themselves examined for diabetes. He said early diagnosis and treatment was best to deal with the disease and to avoid any complications.
Among the symptoms of the disease, Mahmood mentioned frequent urge to urinate, dehydration, weight loss, fatigue and delayed recovery of ordinary wounds. He said people should visit a physician as soon as they experience any of these symptoms.
He said a recent World Health Organisation (WHO) report had found that India and China were the countries with the first and second highest number of people diagnosed with diabetes. He said the report ranked Pakistan at number 10 in terms of number of diabetes patients.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 7th, 2016.