India and China top the list of maximum diabetes cases in the world. A leading health expert claimed on Thursday that both the country’s lifestyles have deepened the concerned problems in their respective boundaries.
The above claims have come from Ms. Jeane Claude Mbanya, president of the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), who while addressing the issue in the fifth Asian consensus meeting on metabolic surgery said that countries like India and China are having the highest number of reported diabetes in the world because of their rapid lifestyle shifts.
She said that the toll will remain higher in the coming years also because both the nations have a big size of population and are citing rapidly changing lifestyles since last two decades.
Reports have confirmed that China has 90 million diabetics whereas India is not much far behind with 61.3 million diabetics.
"China and India have the maximum number of diabetics. It is mainly because of their huge population size and rapidly changing lifestyle over the last two decades," she said.
She blamed reduction in physical activities and increasing population size, to be the major causes of the growing diabetes cases in the countries.
Bariatric surgery is considered as the best treatment for obese people. With similar concerns, the IDF last year recommended that the surgery must be considered as the first treatment for all eligible obese diabetic patients.