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You ask, we answer: How to deal with diabetes

November 08, 2012 13:44 IST

As we observe World Diabetes Day on November 14 this year we are inviting questions from you on how to deal with the disease. Post your concerns and questions on Rediff ZaraBol and our in-house nutritionist Preeti Desai will tell you how to deal with them!

By the time you complete reading this at least six people around the world have died from diabetes. According to one estimate high blood sugar causes about 4 million deaths each year, which is almost as many as those caused by AIDS.

According to the World Health Organisation 347 million people across the world have diabetes; it also projects that diabetes deaths will increase by two thirds between 2008 and 2030.

Another WHO observation points out that more than 80 per cent deaths caused by diabetes occur in small- and middle-income countries -- countries such as ours.

It isn't surprising that India is often called the diabetes capital of the world; by one estimate, 9 per cent of our population is diabetic.

So how do we deal with this lifestyle disorder? What are the questions that plague you, our reader? We invite you to post your questions and share with us your concerns about this silent killer on Rediff ZaraBol and our in-house nutritionist Preeti Desai will respond to them.

Click here to post your questions and watch out for the responses right here on Rediff.com very soon!