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Diabetes a leading cause of Kidney failure: Dr Manish Singla

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A recent report of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) states that theChandigarhtricity has the highest prevalence of diabetes cases when compared to the states of Tamil Nadu, Jharkhand and Maharashtra. The city records a 13.6% prevalence of diabetes and 14.6% of pre-diabetes. The worrying thing is thatDiabetesis also a leading cause of kidney failure. 
A genetic predisposition, as well as unhealthy lifestyle choices triggered by rapid urbanisation and cultural and socio-economic growth, are key reasons for the increasing disease incidence in the tricity of Chandigarh, Panchkula and Mohali, saidDr Manish Singla, Nephrologist and Transplant Physician, Mayo Hospital, Sector 69, Mohali. 
Data from the Chandigarh Population Census 2011 reveals that 97.25% of the city’s population can be defined as urban. The everyday life of these urban Indians is primarily sedentary, dependent on alcohol, cigarettes and unhealthy comfort foods as stress busters, and lacks regularity, all contribu…