Over 30 million have now been diagnosed with diabetes in India. The CPR (Crude prevalence rate) in the urban areas of India is thought to be 9 per cent. In rural areas, the prevalence is approximately 3 per cent of the total population.
With the population of India is now exceeding more than 1000 million, the scale of the problem at hand is huge. It is estimated that India actually has the highest number of diabetics of any one country in the entire world.