Union Minister Jitendra Singh Friday made a powerful pitch for the prevention of diabetes in pregnancy to forestall the passing of the well being situation to future generations.
Addressing the annual convention of Diabetes in Pregnancy Study Group of India (DIPSI), Singh stated type-2 diabetes has already assumed epidemic proportions in the nation which has achieved the doubtful distinction of being the ‘diabetes capital’ of the world.
“In an alarming scenario like this, except we will successfully stop the incidence of diabetes in pregnant girls, it will not be potential to interrupt the chain of Type-2 Diabetes Mellitus getting handed from technology to technology and thus affecting the long run generations,” he stated.
Singh, a diabetologist, stated a lady affected by gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is prone to move on to her progeny a better preponderance to develop type-2 diabetes and that too at a comparatively youthful age.
Singh, a founder member of DIPSI, had a particular phrase of appreciation for Dr V. Seshiah who devoted his life to this trigger.
The Union minister stated that just about half a century in the past, Seshiah and his crew had advisable conducting a “spot check” for blood sugar in each pregnant lady and at the moment a “single process check in pregnancy” developed by the identical crew has been accepted worldwide as dependable and efficient for future administration.
Seshiah has now moved on to primordial prevention of diabetes in pregnant girls, Singh stated, including the success of this can assist in controlling the epidemic of diabetes in India.
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