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IndianDiabetics.com launched to help Indians prevent, detect and manage diabetes

Infosoft TechNet has launched IndianDiabetics.com, an online diabetic portal that would help Indian living across the world find information about diabetes lifestyle needs such as exercise and diet, care to be taken during travel and extended fasting periods such as Ramadan.

Infosoft TechNet has launched IndianDiabetics.com, an online diabetic portal that would help Indian living across the world find information about diabetes lifestyle needs such as exercise and diet, care to be taken during travel and extended fasting periods such as Ramadan. Founded by Sonik Porwal, director at Infosoft TechNet, who was diagnosed with diabetes at an early age, IndianDiabetics.com has Dr Ambrish Mithal, president, Indian Endocrine Society, as its chief mentor.

“Diabetes is a lifestyle disease and is managed by diet, exercise and medication in that order,” Dr Ambrish Mithal has said. “Empowerment of the patient and family is best way to manage diabetes. Every patient should be aware of his ABC–A1C, blood pressure and cholesterol.”

“The need for a portal was felt by me when I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes few years back. The discovery also brought about the desire to know more and the first source of information was friends and well wishers,” Sonik Porwal has said. “Next, we turned to the web and found some excellent information on portals managed in the western world. We were able to clear a lot of our doubts but still the issue of managing an Indian Diet remained.”

Worldwide there are 285 million people who are diabetics and the number is likely to increase to 438 million by 2030. According to International Diabetes Federation, India will account for close to 51 million diabetics by 2010, about every 5th diabetic in the world as an Indian, earning India the dubious distinction of being the diabetic capital of the world.

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