More children and adolescents are falling victims to Type 2 diabetes, and it has everything to do with bad lifestyle habits of both parents and the children themselves. Dia Care Diabetes and Research Centre in association with Lions Club Bangalore Royals on occasion of World Diabetes Day organised a talk on the importance of preventing Type 2 diabetes as well as its growing incidence in children on Sunday in the city.
Minister for law and parliamentary affairs, Suresh Kumar, who attended the event, urged the attendees to adopt a healthier lifestyle during his brief speech. “All these years Bangalore has been called an IT city because of the kind of development that takes place here, but it could very well be soon known as a diabetes city. Somehow people think having high blood pressure is actually a status symbol” he said.
Dr SM Suresh consulting diabotologist at Dia Care, said that a an alarming 14% of the population in the city suffers from diabetes.
“Earlier children would be diagnosed only with Type 1 diabetes which is not preventable and adults would be usually diagnosed with Type 2 which is preventable. But in the last two decades, the number of children being diagnosed Type 2 has been increasing,” he said.