National, 04th November 2022: MediBuddy, India’s largest digital healthcare platform observed a surge of over 86% in diabetes consultations. The number of consultations on the platform has increased since Diwali, with data indicating that more males than females suffer from diabetes across the country. The digital healthcare platform recorded a 64% rise in queries amongst males & 36% queries in females, respectively on its platform.
The majority of these patients are men between the ages of 20 and 29, accounting for 54% and 35% of all consultations, respectively. While females’ queries were minimal, reaching up to 9% in the age group of 20 to 29. Female consultations, on the other hand, increased by nearly 45% in the age group of 30 to 39. Furthermore, age groups 40 to 49 and 50+, recorded figures of 12% and 6% in males, while it grew by 32% and again declined to 10% in females among the age of 50+. Almost 3% of diabetes-related consultations were also noticed in the age group below 19 for both males & females.
The vast majority of reported diabetic consultations came from metros including Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Pune, Chennai, Hyderabad, and Bengaluru. The number of diabetes-related search inquiries has also risen significantly in Tier 2 cities including Ahmedabad, Bhopal, Nagpur, Lucknow, Coimbatore, Jaipur, Indore, Chandigarh, Kanpur, Madurai, Mysore, Navi Mumbai, Visakhapatnam, Surat, Kanpur, and Thiruvananthapuram.
Commenting on the data recorded, Satish Kannan, Co-founder & CEO, MediBuddy, said “The rise in diabetes is a growing health concern, with many at the risk of developing the condition at some point in their lives. The festive revelry certainly plays a major role in abetting the rise of the cases. It is crucial for people to seek out consultations from experts and schedule timely check-ups to ensure that it is kept under control. In this scenario, easy access to consultations through a trusted platform like us could be of immense help.”
MediBuddy has always been at the forefront of India’s digital healthcare transformation. The digital healthcare platform has a partner network of over 90,000 doctors, 7,000 hospitals, 3000 diagnostic centers, 2,500 pharmacies & 2400-member team. It has created an integrated ecosystem that offers patients several healthcare services in 16 Indian languages to enable user-friendly consultation to people in tier 2&3 cities that they can seamlessly access anytime and anywhere. MediBuddy offers online doctor consultations, medicine delivery, lab tests at home, mental health consultations, surgery care, and many more services.