8% in 40 plus age group are diabetic: Study

A study on diabetes has revealed that 8 percent people in the age group of 40 plus in Kashmir and 2.

A study on diabetes has revealed that 8 percent people in the age group of 40 plus in Kashmir and 2.5 percent aged between 20-40 are diabetic and they are unaware of it.

The study, authored by Dr Abdul Hamid Zargar, ex-Director SK Institute of Medical Sciences and renowned endocrinologist and Dr Shariq Rashid Masoodi, Professor Department of Endocrinology, and featuring as part of World's largest study on diabetes in Lancet revealed some astonishing facts about diabetes scenario in Kashmir.

Most diabetics in Kashmir are unaware of their disease, the study stated. 'In the age group of 20-40, nine out 10 don't know their diabetes status," the researchers found. 

In the 40 plus age group too, 6 out of 8 people did not know they had diabetes before they were screened and diagnosed as part of the study.

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