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7m suffer from diabetes – Prof Shera exhorts people to avoid sedentary lifestyle


By Our Staff Reporter

Karachi: President of Pakistan Diabetes Association (PDA) Prof Samad Shera has urged the federal and all the four provincial governments to strengthen policies for prevention and control of diabetes and its complications.

“In fact, not a single individual could be considered safe against diabetes today except those who may have managed to ensure a balanced life and avoided sedentary life style,” he said, adding that it was obligatory upon the government to realise that the health scourge is increasingly encompassing people relating to all social strata, gender and age group.

Dr Samad Shera also urged the members of medical community to play their role in raising public awareness about prevention and management of diabetes.

To a query, he said there were seven million people suffering from diabetes while another seven million were registered to be in the pre-diabetes phase in Pakistan.

He said  that diabetic population of varied age groups is currently estimated to be seven million in Pakistan and it would surge further in the next h in the next 20 years.

January 25, 2016

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