Diabetes Foundation ( India )



Pioneering academic and scientific research carried out by Professor Anoop Misra and Mrs Rekha Sharma has helped in clarifying why Indians have a high tendency to develop diabetes, obesity, metabolic syndrome and heart disease;

  • a new definition for obesity, abdominal obesity and syndrome X for the Indian ethnic group;
  • a new test for monitoring diabetes, new concepts in the pathogenesis of heart disease (high inflammation and a new genetic abnormality);
  • the discovery of a new use of statins for the treatment of diabetic eye disease; 
  • a new limit of saturated fat intake for children;
  • new cut-offs for total body fat,  subcutaneous and intra-abdominal body fat deposits, the link between obesity and heart dysfunction, and novel phenotypic markers for metabolic syndrome in Asian Indians;
  • the effect of resistance exercise which has been researched, and which could improve diabetes control;
  • in identifying a new genetic abnormality causing Syndrome X in Indians; in collaboration with researchers worldwide, particularly from the University of Maryland;  and
  • new classifications and diagnostic criteria for fat disorders (Lipodystrophies) have been formulated for the first time in the world, in collaboration with researchers from the University of Texas.
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Diabetes Foundation India,
Plot No. 3 Pocket B-11, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi 110070 INDIA
Tel: +91-11-4134 5550
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Diabetes Foundation (India) (Regn no.- S/16551/8) is a non-profit organisation registered under the Societies Registration Act, XXI of 1860 on 24 April 1986. FCRA approved. All donations are exempted according to the Income Tax Act 80 G of the Government of India.