Diabetes afflicts individuals, families and communities - including those we know and love. The statistics below are shocking, but we can change them through greater awareness, prevention and treatment. Diabetes is considered a global epidemic - 642 million people will have diabetes (or 10% of the anticipated global population) by 2040
India has over 6.51 crore diabetics now and within 2 decades the number will touch 10 crores. On an average Indian gets Diabetes 10 years earlier than his western counterparts. Diabetes patients are two to four times more prone to coronary artery disease (CAD). In a low income family group, 25% family income goes in diabetes care, says WHO.
In a paper brought out by Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham), titled "Epidemic of New Millennium - Diabetes". Hyderabad has emerged as the most diabetic metro city followed by Chennai, Delhi and Mumbai.
During Worldwide week of the Service for Diabetes, November 13-19, 2017, 48,000 Lions Clubs worldwide will be making important decisions about how to fight diabetes at the local level.
While we are aware of the call given by our International President Naresh Aggarwalji for conducting a Walkathon at INDIA GATE, Delhi on 14th November on the occasion of world diabetes day, our Multiple Leadership has decided to have a 5K RUN at (Necklace Road) Hyderabad on 19th November, 2017
Let us spread the awareness amongst public by joining hands with corporate houses to have a 5K RUN IN HYDERABAD. We request you to support this awareness RUN by registering for the event or by Sponsoring a Runner or a group of runners. Each subsidized registration costs Rs.300