The World Health Organization estimates that more than 80 percent of diabetes-related deaths occur in low and middle income countries. Karachi is no exception to the prevalence of diabetes. With limited facilities available for the public to exercise and poor dietary patterns of the population, only an explosion of the problem can be foreseen.
Dr Jaweed Akhter, Section Head of Endocrinology at Aga Khan University, said that early screening of diabetes is absolutely essential for proper and effective prevention.
“The need of screening is important as most of the people are unaware that they have suffering from the disease and only get concerned when they develop a complication. This is often too late to reverse. Adopting a healthy diet, regular exercise and maintaining normal body weight could prevent type-2 diabetes, which is the most common form of the disease. All efforts need to be made to educate people in identifying the disease early enough to fight it more effectively, “ said Akhter.
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