Aim: To study the trend of prevalence of diabetes in different age groups.
Method: We have retrospectively analyzed diabetes patient coming to OPD in term of their age of onset and year of onset of diabetes in type 2 diabetes patients from 1st January 2018 to 31st December 2018. There were total 976 patients with type 2 diabetes who visited OPD.
Result: Age distribution of patients with type 2 diabetes attending OPD from 1st January 2018 to 31st December 2018 was as below:
Table: age distribution of patients with type 2 diabetes attending OPD from January 2018 to December 2018.
Conclusion: Average age of onset of type 2 diabetes is still mostly between 35 to 45 years. As the time advances the graph continue to affect more and more younger people in their productive age group which is 35 to 45 years. It not only affects individual’s productivity but also has power to affect any strong economy. There is a strong need to improve our lifestyle and behavior to food and physical activity to fight with this tsunami.
Figure 1. Age Distribution Over the Years for Onset of Type 2 Diabetes.
Figure 2. Average Age of Onset of Type 2 Diabetes.
D. Panchal: None. B.D. Saboo: None. R. Goklani: None.