Among the elderly population over the age of 18 are at risk of developing diabetes and one in every three people in Colombo has diabetes, Diabetes Federation, Sri Lanka President Dr. Manilka Sumanatilleke said.
He told the media that the details were revealed following a report released after a survey conducted in 2019.
33% of people in the Colombo district are living with diabetes, which means one in every three suffers from it.
It was reported that 30% of people are at risk of developing pre-diabetes.
Accordingly, more than 50% of the people in the country are at risk of falling into the category of diabetics and pre-diabetes.
After the COVID pandemic, the diabetic situation in the country was on the decline, however, it is now getting worse and becoming another pandemic. (Chaturanga Pradeep Samarawickrama)
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