Health Desk: Nov 11, 2017—The number of diabetic patients is increasing alarmingly in the country because of mental stress, smoking and growing habit of taking junk and rich food and physical inactivity, said, speakers at a press conference on Friday.
Diabetic Association of Bangladesh (DAB) and WHO also projected that the country has now 84 lakh (8.4 million) diabetic patients, they opined.
Novo Nordisk in association with DAB organised the press conference in the capital. Novo Nordisk in partnership with DAB and Padma Textiles Ltd has launched a countrywide massive awareness building activity as a part of observance the World Diabetes Day on November 14.
Addressing the press conference, Danish Ambassador Mikael Hemniti Winther said as a global leader in diabetes care, Novo Nordisk has a responsibility to go beyond medicine and to minimise the gap between the people who are in need of insulin and those who receive it.