GUWAHATI, Jan 3 - A talk on ‘How to live happily with diabetes’ was held at USTM conference hall today.
Dr Manash P Baruah, an expert and director and consultant endocrinologist, Excelcare Hospital, Guwahati, delivered the talk.
Dr Baruah said that diabetes is a lifestyle disease and it is mostly prevalent in the age group of 50-59. He said that diabetes is increasing year by year mostly in urban areas and according to a study, in India it has increased from five per cent in 1940 to 30 per cent in 2000 and will rise to 46 per cent in 2030 in urban areas.
“Lifestyle disease is also called disease of longevity or disease of civilisation. Regular aerobic exercise is the best medicine to combat diabetes”, he added.