Pakistanis are 2-4 times more likely to be diabetic – Research


Around 6.9% of the adult population in Pakistan is suffering from diabetes, as per the International Diabetes Federation. South Asians including Pakistanis are 2-4 times more likely to be diabetic. Due to high sugar intake in our daily route, a large number of people are at risk of getting diabetic. People living in South Asia are more prone to being diagnosed with diabetic especially if someone in their family has type 2 diabetes.

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A world-renowned sports doctor Dr. Zafar Iqbal tweeted, “South Asians are 2-4 x more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes in their lifetime. Find out your risk by using KNOW YOUR RISK tool on Diabetes UK’s website – either search ‘Know your risk Derby’ on Google or visit Diabetes UK link below. …

Ali Khan Tareen also supported him and tweeted, “Dr. Zafar is trying to raise awareness about the high risk of Diabetes for young Pakistanis (between the ages of 29-45). It’s a big issue in the Pakistani community, please inform yourself of the risks and what you can do to prevent it. ….”

The test is quite simple. Questions will be asked based on your gender and family background. In the end the score will be given showing the level of risk you stand at when it comes to diabetes.

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