The young & the diabetic

November 22, 2014 10:17 AM

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The young & the diabetic

We oft en associate diabetes with the elderly and those in their middle age and especially if they are obese. However, this association is soon going to change. Type 2 diabetes is affecting many young individuals in their 20s and 30s, even if they aren’t necessarily obese, say experts. November 14 was World Diabetes Day, we asked experts how and why this disease is emerging like a ticking bomb among the young population.

Case in point Anurag Choudhary (name changed), a 29-year-old young urban professional working in a bank got diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes accidentally. This was during his mid-20s when he sought help as he was feeling run down through out the day with a constant increase in weight along with headac...

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