Diabetes cases in India are rising. Some studies suggest that it is India’s fastest growing disease. India housed an estimated 72 million cases of diabetes in 2017. This figure is expected to increase considerably to 134 million by 2025. A victim of its own success? The reasons for this rapid increase in diabetes cases are myriad. Many of these tie in with the great shift in the nature of India’s disease burden, from infectious disease to noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). A driving factor behind this is the increase in life expectancy, partially resulting from the reduction in rates of infectious diseases as well as falling rates of infant mortality. As life expectancies increase, more and more people are living to an age where cancers and other diseases become more common. In the case of diabetes, it has been shown that the demographics most at risk of developing type 2 diabetes are middle aged adults and the elderly. As such, as the Indian population is living longer, the … Read Full Article about What drives India’s diabetes crisis?