ICMR Guidelines: ICMR issued guidelines regarding type-1 diabetes amidst increasing cases of corona virus


ICMR Guidelines: ICMR issued guidelines regarding type-1 diabetes amidst increasing cases of corona virus

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Amidst the increasing cases of corona, the Indian Council of Medical Research has issued guidelines to make people aware of type-1 diabetes. In this it has been told how type-1 diabetes is spreading rapidly among children and adolescents.

In view of the increasing cases of corona once again in the country, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)Indian Council of Medical Research) has type-1 diabetes Guidelines have been issued regarding this. These guidelines mention the increasing cases of type 1 diabetes among children and adolescents. Let us inform that earlier the guidelines for type-2 diabetes were issued by ICMR. These guidelines regarding type-1 diabetes were given by ICMR DG and DHR secretary Prof. Balaram Bhargava has issued.

Cases of type 1 diabetes are increasing rapidly in children

According to the ICMR report, the cases of type-2 diabetes are common mostly among the youth of 25 to 34 years in rural and urban areas, while the cases of type-1 diabetes are increasing rapidly in most of the adolescents and children. Around one million people are suffering from type-1 diabetes all over the world, in which India has the highest number of type-1 diabetes cases. About 2.5 lakh people in India are suffering from type-1 diabetes. In which about 95,600 children and adolescents are suffering from this disease, their age is less than 14 years.

150 percent growth in three decades

The ICMR has said in the guidelines that there has been a 150 percent increase in the number of people suffering from diabetes in the country in the last three decades. Diabetes in India has reached the upper to middle income group and the underprivileged sections of the society. India has the second largest population of patients suffering from diabetes. In the year 2019, more than 40 lakh people have died due to diabetes. This situation suggests that the cases of diabetes may increase further in the coming time.

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Diabetes management made easier than before

According to the ICMR guidelines, people suffering from type 1 diabetes require insulin and therapies to live their entire life in a normal way. Management of all aspects of diabetes, especially glycemic control, is needed. However, there has been a lot of progress in technology for the care of diabetes. For this, many things like new insulin analogs, pumps, automated insulin delivery systems and sensors are now available. At the same time, there are many international guidelines for type 1 diabetes management. Let us inform that ICMR keeps updating its documents regarding diabetes from time to time, so that doctors, patients and diabetes care providers can be informed about the status of type-1 diabetes.