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July 13th, 2012
02:39 PM ET

Diabetes explosion in India

Chef Charles Mattocks stops by to talk with Suzanne Malveaux about the diabetes crisis in India.

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  1. Curing Diabetes The Indian Way


    A recent report by United Press trust of India (UPI) stated that during the past three years more than 2,500 young boys and girls were sacrificed to goddess Kali in India. Another of AFP's recent reports say: hundreds of young boys and virgin girls are sacrificed every month for the deity Kali. In one case Rama Sewak hacked his eight year old son to death in broad daylight in Delhi because goddess Kali had told him he would come back to life and bring him good fortune. Bloodthirsty Kali is worshipped openly the length and breadth of India. Kali's statue stands naked astride the inanimate body of the Hindu deity Shiva, tongue stuck out with blood dripping from fang-like teeth. She holds a noose, a skull-topped staff, a blood-encrusted sword and a severed head. She is also known as Durga, Devi, Shaktima, Uma and Parvathi in other manifestations. The priest of Delhi, Kali Bari, says that a child sacrificed to Kali ensures a man the birth of a son. Human sacrifices are also made to these gods or goddesses, either to appease them or to ask favours of them.

    July 13, 2012 at 4:27 pm |
  2. Jake

    I thought impotence was the major disease in India.....literally. A few teenage Talibans taking the nation hostage while the army was in hiding.

    July 13, 2012 at 4:29 pm |
  3. Yules Basart

    What's with India. Seems everything is imploding . WO!!. What a tragic end.

    July 13, 2012 at 6:16 pm |
  4. India Crumbling

    Sad end to a story that never was. The Farce That Was India.

    July 13, 2012 at 6:20 pm |
  5. Zainab_Uttar Pradesh_India

    This is the tip of the iceberg for us in India. Venereal diseases are rampant and HIV is out of control also.

    July 13, 2012 at 7:03 pm |
  6. Gomex

    Strange. In a poverty famine stricken country. Maybe they are sucking too much on coconuts.

    July 13, 2012 at 10:40 pm |
  7. El “the boss” Jefe ♠

    Can't be due to overeating as there is too much poverty/famine in India. Must be because of radiation leaking from nuclear plants.

    July 14, 2012 at 4:39 am |
  8. MD

    Must be Talibans unleashing some virus.

    July 14, 2012 at 4:54 am |
  9. MD

    I heard that indians chomp on a lot of paans and then spit them all over the place. Could diabetes because of the ingredients in the paan?

    July 14, 2012 at 4:56 am |
  10. ManWithThe1000PoundBrain

    While the large number of people with diabetes in India is certainly a concern, the implication seems to be that, by comparison, it is much worse than it is in the United States which if completely false. The population of India is FOUR TIMES that of the United States so the per capita rate is much less by comparison.

    July 14, 2012 at 12:42 pm |
  11. Jeffrey

    Wonder how bangladesh compares with india re:diabetes. Comparison would be more apples to apples

    July 14, 2012 at 12:53 pm |
  12. Huckleberry

    Too much sugarcane chewing, i suppose while working in sugarcane plantations.

    July 14, 2012 at 1:14 pm |
  13. Huckleberry

    Then I figure they eat a lot of paans/betelnuts also and spit out the excrete all over the place. Causes tuberculosis also.

    July 14, 2012 at 1:15 pm |
  14. Darwinism

    Things are either imploding or exploding in India. Blame it on the Talibans.

    July 14, 2012 at 3:19 pm |
  15. Mikey K

    India has become too big to be able to take care of its people. It is ungovernable and a liability for the world.

    July 15, 2012 at 11:45 am |
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