Published On: November 17, 2019 09:07 AM NPT By: Dr Bishal Gyawali
Diabetes is one of the most common chronic diseases affecting people globally. Some 425 million people are currently living with diabetes globally. Low-and middle-income countries are more vulnerable to diabetes and related deaths. Nepal is also seeing an increase in diabetes cases. There is marked countrywide variation in its burden with as few as one percent people affected in rural areas, compared with up to 19 percent in cities. Management of diabetes is a big challenge in the country due to lack of access, low disease awareness, financial and cultural barriers and resource constraints.