Cost of diabetes in India
India is the second largest country in the world with 65.1 Million diabetes patients as of 2013 data.As per the estimates of WHO, 101.2 Million people will suffer from diabetes by 2030. As per idf.org report, at least, one Million people dead in 2013 because of diabetes.
On a mean average, each diabetic patient in India is spending around Rs 5,230 for diabetic treatment which includes the cost of medicines, consultation and hospital charges. Patients in Urban areas are paying more than Rs 10,000 per year while as patients in rural area are spending around Rs 6,250 per year. However, the people below poverty line are not in a position to purchase quality medicines for diabetes. With this, the annual economic burden or expenditure in 2013 is Rs 34,650 CRORE in India.
However, the average spending for diabetes treatment in India($84) is very less when compared with most developed and developing countries in the world.
Major causes of diabetes cases in India
90% of diabetes cases in India are due to change in lifestyle, obesity and family history. Busy life, stress at work, irregular eating habits, smoking, consuming alcohol, lack of sound sleep, lack of physical activities, etc. are changing the lifestyle of people that is impacting on health. The below infographic provides more details about diabetes in India.
Image Credits: Image designed by Prasad Copyright @ www.gobyme.com