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Int. Journal of Life Sciences, 2018; 6(2): 665-680      |                 Available online, April 28, 2018

Diabetes: The next epidemic?

Mehra Varsha 1*, Mishra Smita 2, Gupta Nomita 3 and Khatri Manisha 1


*1Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Shaheed Rajguru College of Applied Sciences, University of Delhi

2PhD fellow, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Shaheed Rajguru College of Applied Sciences, University of Delhi

3Project trainee in Department of Biomedical Sciences, Shaheed Rajguru College of Applied Sciences, University of Delhi

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Received :10.11.2017   |    Revised : 06.02.2018   |    Accepted : 18.04.2018  |   Published : 28.04.2018

Since the evolution of mankind, numerous disease have arisen and many got eradicated. Some of the deadly diseases became history and some became epidemic. Diabetes is one of those diseases which has arisen almost with advent of the human civilization and continues to persist in our society. Existence of diabetes goes back to Vedic and Greek period, where diagnosis was done by tasting urine. Although, it is neither caused by any microbial infection nor is it contagious, yet the disease is rampant in the society and rapidly spreading across the globe. The disease is characterized by hyperglycemia and glycosuria. Although it can be managed by using commercially available drugs, the treatment is often lifelong and requires lifestyle management. If undiagnosed, the disease could lead to severe late stage complications such as neuropathy, retinopathy and nephropathy. These late stage complications are often fatal, contributing to mortality associated with the disease. Around 422 million people are afflicted with diabetes worldwide. India is perhaps one of the highest contributors to diabetes population. The present review is an attempt towards understanding the disease, its mechanism and complications, diagnosis, treatment and looking at the alternative natural plant based therapies. 


Keywords: Hyperglycemia, Glycosuria, AGES, Metformin, Plant based drug approach and Diabetes co-infection



Editor: Dr.Arvind Chavhan


Cite this article as:

Mehra Varsha, Mishra Smita, Gupta Nomita and Khatri Manisha (2018) Diabetes: The next epidemic, Int. J. of. Life Sciences, Volume 6(2): 665-680. 



The present review is a result of plant based research on anti-diabetic innovation project SRCA-307, funded by University of Delhi. The authors are thankful to University of Delhi, for giving them the opportunity to contribute in their small way, to Diabetes research.


Conflicts of interest: The authors stated that no conflicts of interest.



Copyright: © 2018 | Author(s), This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial - No Derives License, which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non-commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made.



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