Diabetes: A hurdle in women’s marriage

You have heard a groom rejecting a bride due to her financial status, caste and so on. But, have you heard a groom rejecting a bride due to diabetes. Yes! Diabetes has played a villain in some women’s life. Owning to which, they are unable to find a suitable groom for them

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Every parents wish that their daughter get a prince charming. But, 23-year-old Neeta Kadam’s * parents were stressful due to an unexpected reason. Few years ago, Neeta was had type 2 diabetes. Now, her family is finding it difficult to find a suitable match for her. Similarly, 27-year-old Komal Thakur*, a Madhya Pradesh resident had type 1 diabetes. She has to take insulin for 4 to 5 times a day.  Due to this, she is also unable to find a suitable match for her.

“Due to diabetes, there is a lot of problem, in order to find a suitable match for these too. Neeta’s* diabetes can be controlled by medications. She doesn’t need insulin. But still, due to diabetes, she isn’t able to find a suitable groom. The parents used to get worried about what relatives would think. Ultimately, all the anger comes out on the girl,” Dr Pradeep Gadge, Diabetologist, Gadge Diabetes Centre, Mumbai.

India is under the crutches of diabetes. It is mainly seen in the youngsters.  Along with other health issues due to diabetes, the other problem is of not being able to find a suitable match for women. Dr Shashank Joshi, Endocrinologist, Diabetologist, Lilavati Hospital, said, “The number of young girls visiting me for taking the treatment is increasing. Due to diabetes, they are finding a problem to find a suitable groom. Parents tell us this.”

This can affect the self-confidence of the women. “The girl already has diabetes and she gets stressed as she is unable to find a suitable groom. In such serious situation, parents should encourage due to which the girl will be able to face and fight the situation,” said Dr Gadge.

“Type 1 diabetes can happen to anyone. Due to the lack of insulin in the body, the patient has to take insulin throughout the life. Type 2 diabetes happens due to stress, obesity and faulty lifestyle. But, can be controlled by medications,” said Dr Joshi.

(Names withhold on request)