The Hindu : New Delhi News : “Diabetes, hypertension becoming twin epidemics of Delhi”: "“Diabetes, hypertension becoming twin epidemics of Delhi”
NEW DELHI: Sixty-two per cent of diabetics in the Capital have inadequately controlled blood sugar levels despite treatment while another 27 per cent have kidney complications. In addition, 65 per cent of the diabetic patients are hypertensive. This has been revealed in a recent study by Aventis Pharma Limited (Sanofi-aventis Group) as part of its “Screening India's Twin Epidemic” project.
The study was aimed at increasing awareness about diabetes and hypertension which are becoming the twin epidemics of the Capital. Dr. Ambrish Mithal, who was part of the study, said: “The data is important because we now know that there are many cases of undiagnosed and uncontrolled diabetes and hypertension. Clearly there is a strong need for early screening of these diseases. Click on link above for full article.