India has second highest number of diabetes patients aged 20-79 yrs as of 2019- WHO.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimated the global prevalence of diabetes among adults over 18 years of age as 8.5% in 2014.
There are estimated 72.96 million cases of diabetes in adult population of India.
The prevalence in urban areas ranges between 10.9% and 14.2% and prevalence in rural India was 3.0-7.8% among population aged 20 years and above with a much higher prevalence among individuals aged over 50 years (INDIAB Study).
Diabetes is a major public health problem in India with an estimated 7crore adults with diabetes and half as many with prediabetes.
Over half remain undiagnosed till late complications set in.
Data of Hyperglycemia in pregnancy
The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) estimates that up to 25% of pregnancies in South Asia may be affected by hyperglycemia in pregnancy
In India it varies from about 10% in rural areas to about 30% in urban areas.
Given that there are approximately 2.7 crore to 3 crore pregnancies each year in India and assuming a modest gestational diabetes rate of 10%, this means that about 27 lakh to 30 lakh women develop it each year.