Diabetes in Pakistan

Umm-e-Hani

Diabetes claims 90000 lives annually in Pakistan. Research finds that Pakistan ranks 7th among the top 10 countries with highest number of people living with diabetes. The diabetes occurrence rate in Pakistan is 12pc , which is likely to go up to 30 percent by year 2025 and then Pakistan will rank 5th in world, which is definitely a alarming state of affairs. Not only this, young children are also vulnerable to diabetes which means there are high risks for our young generation. If proper measures are not taken to control this, dire consequences await us. It would be of no use to take steps when a major chunk of our young generation suffers from this chronic disease. As a nation, we need to do two things, foster awareness about diabetes and means how to prevent it.
—Karachi