The survey was conducted across 14 cities in the country - Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Bhubaneswar, Lucknow, Ludhiana, Indore, Guwahati, Kochi and Vijayawada.
Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that more than one in three Americans has pre-diabetes.
Diabetes UK's four T's campaign aims to raise awareness of the key signs.
Mehar Rajput, Nutritionist at FITPASS and Sonia Narang, Nutritionist and Wellness Expert at Oriflame India, list down the fruits and their hidden benefits which a person suffering from diabetes should eat.
An unhealthy lifestyle - high calorie diet, inactivity and obesity - clearly plays a role, with urban registries recording more type-2 diabetes cases than rural ones. "Poorly controlled blood glucose in young people with type-2 diabetes means looking at frequent hospitalisation and higher co-morbidities and complications like kidney failure in the 30s".
While beetroots may not be a popular food item with people when it comes to taste, its treasure trove full to the brim with wonderful health benefits makes it the number one item of the food list.
Type 1 diabetes, often referred to as insulin dependent, is caused when the pancreas does not produce insulin, a hormone that regulates the amount of sugar in the blood.
"People believe that just because young people with type-2 diabetes don't need insulin, it is less sinister than type-1, but it's not so".
It is treated with daily insulin injections or an insulin pump.
One in seven kids are affected with gestational diabetes. They explained that there are a number of stigmas that revolve around diabetes, more specifically in case of women.
Clare (not her real name), 26, says she had to quit her job as a management consultant as a direct result of her diabetes.
Some type 2 diabetics will also need insulin, though it is less common.
Firstly, though there is no cure for diabetes, it can be controlled by keeping blood sugar close to normal, with proper meal planning, exercise, and possibly medicines.
For information or support about living with diabetes, speak to your GP or visit the Diabetes UK website.
However, Dr. Andabati says there are tell tale signs of gestational diabetes for example unexpected miscarriages, big fetus and high volume of amniotic fluid.