About three percent of the world population has diabetes mellitus.
There are speciality hospitals to cater to the needs of diabetes patients in India, but largely in urban areas. World
diabetes day helps health workers focus public attention on the various aspects of the condition.
Is there a history of diabetes in your family? If you have not done it this far, go for screening (some simple
blood and urine examinations). You can live with diabetes. But if you are unaware of it, or you don't control it, the consequences
could be serious.