Learn the new ‘ABCD’: BMC provides a health mantra to Mumbaikars

On the occasion of World Diabetes Day, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has started a new initiative to promote fitness among citizens of Mumbai. It is A-B-C-D, Active Body Changla Diet


The BMC has given a different meaning to the first four letters of the alphabet and this new meaning should play a significant role in improving your health and the health of your family members.

Active Body, Changla Diet is a formula which will keep you fit and prevent diseases which are caused due to a faulty lifestyle.

While speaking about the importance of exercise in our daily life, Dr Rupinder Kaur, a general physician, said, “It will help to get many age-related diseases and increase your chances of staying active and independent. Regular exercise raises healthy HDL cholesterol and also lowers blood pressure and help to burn your body fats and also help you low your blood sugar levels. Several studies in medicine say that many chronic diseases and heart diseases can reduce the risk of death with a good exercise regime or rehabilitation programme.”

Shocking statistics to consider on World Diabetes Day:

According to the International Diabetes Federation, diabetes affects 8.8 per cent of India’s adult population with 72,946,400 cases in 2017.

India will see 98.0 million cases of type-2 diabetes alone by 2030 according to some estimates with some estimates anticipating an overall total of 134 million diabetes cases by just 2025 – such numbers reflecting India being a driver of the southeast Asia region’s growing diabetes crisis.

Early-onset diabetes is likely to rise exponentially in India. According to a projection by the International Diabetes Federation, 151 million people in India will have diabetes by 2045.

Of these, most will be under the age of 45. If one develops diabetes after 18 years of age but before 45, it is referred to as early-onset diabetes. Early-onset diabetes is usually type-2 diabetes.