14 November is World Diabetes Day.
The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) is releasing new figures that highlight the alarming growth in the prevalence of diabetes around the world.
New findings, published today in the 9th Edition of the IDF Diabetes Atlas, show that there are now 463 million adults with diabetes worldwide.
The global prevalence of diabetes has reached 9.3%, with more than half (50.1%) of adults undiagnosed. Type 2 diabetes accounts for around 90% of all people with diabetes.
Much can be done to reduce the impact of diabetes. Evidence suggests that type 2 diabetes can often be prevented, while early diagnosis and access to appropriate care for all types of diabetes can avoid or delay complications in people living with the condition.
Other key findings from the IDF Diabetes Atlas 9th Edition include:
- The total number of people with diabetes is predicted to rise to 578 million by 2030 and
to 700 million by 2045.
- 374 million adults have impaired glucose tolerance, placing them at high risk of
developing type 2 diabetes.
- Diabetes was responsible for an estimated USD 760 billion in health expenditure in
- Diabetes is among the top 10 causes of death, with almost half of deaths occurring in
people under the age of 60 years.
- One in six live births are affected by hyperglycaemia in pregnancy.
For more information, visit www.diabetesatlas.org.DoH diabetes messaging Nov 2019