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PM2.5 Pollution Elevates the Threat of Diabetes in Urban India
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PM2.5 Pollution Elevates the Threat of Diabetes in Urban India

PM2.5 particles, which are 30 times thinner than a strand of hair, can enter the bloodstream and cause a variety of respiratory and cardiovascular problems when inhaled. The research is part of an ongoing project in India that began in 2010. It is the first research to investigate the link between exposure to ambient PM2.5 and type 2 diabetes in India, one of the world's most polluted countries. According to the study, the average yearly PM2.5 levels in Delhi were 82-100g/m3 and in Chennai were 30-40g/m3, much exceeding the WHO limit of 5g/m3 (2). The national air quality standard in India is 40 g/m3 (3). , India has a high burden of non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease; 11.4% of the population - 101 million people - has diabetes, and around 136 mi...
India Secures Second Place in Global Diabetes Estimates
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India Secures Second Place in Global Diabetes Estimates

According to Praveen Kumar Kulkarni, Senior Consultant and Internal Medicine Specialist, KIMS Hospitals, Hyderabad, "Diabetes is a major case of kidney failure, heart attacks, stroke and lower limb amputation. Diabetes may occur suddenly and can damage eyes, blood vessels, kidneys and nerves. It can also cause permanent vision loss by damaging the blood vessels in the eyes. "Globally, it is estimated that 422 million people live with diabetes. The figures have doubled over the past decade which results in risk factors such as overweight or obesity. Though insulin was discovered over 100 years ago, it's access to people that require them is scarce. When people are educated about this disease,they can avoid certain lifestyle patterns that might result i...