diabetes: Gestational diabetes is a more serious problem in India than in other parts of the world: Dr Nam Han Cho, Health News, ET HealthWorld
New Delhi: Dr Nam Han Cho , president-elect of International Diabetes Federation ( IDF ), was recently in India to co-inaugurate Dr Mohans International Diabetes Update 2017. A world renowned diabetes epidemiologist, Dr Cho has published over 80 peer reviewed papers on type-1 & type-2 diabetes and gestational diabetes. He is also founder of the type-1 diabetes registry in Korea and is also responsible for estimating the prevalence of type 2 diabetes for the Korean population.
In an email interview with ETHealthworld, Dr Nam Han Cho provided insights on to the state of diabetes in India.
How do IDFs South East Asia regions function? What are your observations/findings in diabetes for India?
The South East Asia (SEA) region is one of the seven IDF regions. It is the most active region for promoting diabetes awareness and advocacy, providing patient & professional education and humanitarian support, hosting numerous international congresses for professionals, as well as conducting quality public health and clinically related diabetes researches.
Diabetes in India is a more serious problem than in other parts of the world. Indians stand at second highest number of people living with diabetes, especially highest in gestational diabetes in the world. A rapid economic growth, sedentary lifestyles and urbanization alter national culture and social structures, and eventually will put more people at high risk of diabetes in the future.
What do you have to say about high glycaemia cases in pregnancy? What are the solutions to such cases? How is the situation in India?
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