Of late, Indians have been searching for blood sugar-related questions online. There is a sharp spike in the trends related to diabetes and related questions around testing, diabetic-friendly foods, and doctors for treatment. This sharp spike despite the fact that NCDs and diabetes, in particular, have been on a steady rise in the country long before Covid hit us.
This uptrend is potentially related to diabetes being a co-morbidity in Covid, creating several complications. And, diabetics are also adversely affected by the recent phenomenon of black fungus, further stressing an already stressed infrastructure.
If you are in the devices, home care, or medical care provision space, how would you address this concern of the public at large? What does the medical establishment need to do to address this proactively?