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Hindustan Times (Chandigarh) - City - - LIFESTYLE -

One in ten women are liv­ing with di­a­betes It is es­ti­mated that by 2040, more than 30 crore women will be af­fected by di­a­betes Two out of five women af­fected with di­a­betes are of re­pro­duc­tive age Di­a­betes is a lead­ing cause of death among women In­dia has the high­est num­ber of di­a­bet­ics in the en­tire world Im­paired Glu­cose Tol­er­ance (IGT) is a mount­ing prob­lem in In­dia Preva­lence of IGT is thought to be around 8.7% in ur­ban ar­eas and 7.9% in ru­ral ar­eas Around 35% of IGT suf­fer­ers go on to de­velop type 2 di­a­betes. *Source IDF with in­puts by Dr Ghadge.

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