Indian adults have a pre-diabetes prevalence of 10.3 per cent, the study revealed on World Diabetes Day, which is observed on November 14 every year.
How diabetes affects emotional wellbeing stood out as a major factor for Scottish respondents, with 64% saying that they often or sometimes feel down due to their diabetes.
"Indians get diabetes at a lower body weight, with around 20-25 per cent people (diabetics) not being overweight", said Dr Anoop Misra, chairman, Fortis Centre of Diabetes, Metabolic Diseases and Endocrinology, was quoted as saying in the report.
"Stigmatisation and discrimination faced by people with diabetes is particularly pronounced for girls and women to carry a double burden of discrimination due to their health status", said Minister Chikukwa. "Poorly controlled blood glucose in young people with type-2 diabetes means looking at frequent hospitalisation and higher co-morbidities and complications like kidney failure in the 30s".
The research also found that 22% had used support or counselling from a trained professional to help them manage their diabetes, and 31% had at some point relied on self-help materials including books, videos and resources found online. This new research brings to light the isolation that can come from managing an invisible condition, and how detrimental living with diabetes can be to a person's emotional wellbeing without the right support.
Diabetes cases are on the rise In the country with 3.6 million Malaysians out of a population of 32 million suffering from the non-communicable disease. We want to see a system where specialist support - from people who understand diabetes - is made available to those who need it.
Zimbabwe Diabetes Association (ZDA)'s Dr John Mangwiro urged women to consume food and take contraceptives wisely as a way of preventing diabetes effects.
He also said the ministry ensured extra care for women diabetes patients especially pregnant women to minimise risks to them and their unborn children.
Type-2 diabetes in the young is more aggressive than in adults, the registry shows. Minister Chikukwa said the Ministry of Health and Child Care should ensure that hospitals and clinics are well equipped with diabetes testing facilities. When I look back now, I had an eating disorder.