Hundreds of diabetics, doctors, journalists, traders, lawyers, educationists, representatives of civil society and paramedics participated in an anti-diabetes walk taken out in Sialkot City.

Sialkot EDO (Health) Dr Javaid Warraich and MPA Muhammad Ikram jointly led the walk, which began from Model Town Sialkot and ended at Allama Iqbal Chowk Sialkot after passing through all the main inter-city roads. The participants were carrying the banners and placards.

Addressing the participants, the doctors said that diabetes was a “silent killer”, adding that it was rapidly spreading across the world, as one person becomes diabetic with every second in the world. They said that the ratio of the fatal diseases including heart diseases, paralysis, blindness and failure of the kidneys due to diabetes is also growing. They added that there was a 22 percent increase in the ratio of the deaths caused by the diabetes around the world and the situation was alarming.

The diabetes experts revealed that according to the fresh data compiled by the World Health Organisation, there would be 540 million diabetics in the world till the year of 2035.