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Default A Wholesome, Plant-Based Diet May Cut Risks and Complications of Diabetes

Two looks at diabetes prevalence in india and the united states.

Diagnosed in india:
AEpidemiology of type 2 diabetes: Indian scenario

population based study was conducted in six metropolitan cities across
India and recruited 11,216 subjects aged 20 yr and above representative
all socio-economic strata13. An oral glucose tolerance test was done
capillary glucose and diabetes was defined using the WHO criteria14. The
study reported that the age standardized prevalence of type 2 diabetes
12.1 per cent. This study also revealed that the prevalence in the
part of India to be higher-13.5 per cent in Chennai, 12.4 per cent, in
Bangalore, and 16.6 per cent Hyderabad; compared to eastern India
(Kolkatta), 11.7 per cent; northern India (New Delhi), 11.6 per cent;
western India (Mumbai), 9.3 per cent. The study also suggested that
was a large pool of subjects with impaired glucose tolerance (IGT), 14
cent with a high risk of conversion to diabetes.

Diabetes Statistics - American Diabetes Association

Data from the 2011 National Diabetes Fact Sheet (released Jan. 26, 2011)
Total prevalence of diabetes

Total: 25.8 million children and adults in the United States--8.3% of
the population--have diabetes.

Diagnosed: 18.8 million people
diagnosed: 6.04%.