India as a country with high burden of both communicable and non-communicable diseases is undergoing a transition phase in terms of socio-economic pattern. The country has witnessed increased urbanization leading to life style changes and increasing trends of prevalence of non-communicable diseases among the general population irrespective of their social stratifications.
As per the data shared by International Diabetes Federation in year 2009, India had a population of 50.8 million suffering from Diabetes Mellitus (DM). By the turn of year 2010 approximately 7 per cent of at adult population (20-79 years) were estimated to be suffering from DM, which would grow to 9 per cent by 2030.
According to the experts’ physical activity or exercise helps controlling diabetes and a walk everyday can really do wonders, as it controls the glucose level. The “Global Diabetes Walk” is celebrated on 14th November every year with the objective to sensitize the future generation to be conscious and realize the importance of physical activity and unite to fight against the silent killer called Diabetes. Today, more than 380 million people have diabetes. By 2035, that could rise to 592 million. And 80% of people with diabetes live in low- and middle- income countries. Yet there's something we all can do, no matter where we live. Regular exercise helps keep blood sugar levels stable, reduces the risk of developing chronic diseases, and improves well-being.