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As the educational level of population below poverty line and with lower
social economic status is not very good, it is difficult for them to detect
the initial signs and symptoms. As the medical services in India are not
Govt sponsored, the cost of diagnosis and treatment has to be born by the
family; thus these people try to avoid going to the doctor as much as
possible. This delays the detection of the disease and its complications,
thus presenting the child at a critical stage to the treating doctor.
currently working as medical advisor for Pfizer India for diabetes porfolio