"This was the first diabetes web site for Asian Indians launched in November 1999"
Medical and health advice provided here is given by medically qualified professionals .Funding, services and material for this site are not contributed by commercial organisations. Access is unrestricted, this site is hosted for free and personally funded by web masters.Information provided here is only for better understanding of diabetes among Indians This web site does not replace professional advice in diabetes health care delivery. Privacy of individual visitors and confidentiality of information is respected.
In a recent study concluded in 1992, and sponsored by the World Health Organization, Dr. P.V. Rao has screened populations of Indian origin living in London, Malaysia, and British Guyana for diabetes and heart disease. Diabetes among these migrant Indians was at least four times more than in Indians living in India. One among every 7 migrant Indians above 25 years of age, was diabetic. Furthermore, more Indian women than men were affected with diabetes among immigrants, which was not the case within India. These higher rates for diabetes among migrant Indians, and in specific among women are attributed to the quality rather than quantity of dietary intake, life style and social stress.
Last updated on May 28, 2014