Diabetes is a major lifestyle disease and there is an alarming rise of its incidence in the world. However 50% (183 million) of the people with diabetes are undiagnosed. Research on diabetes suggests that uncontrolled and untreated diabetes have grave short and long-term consequences including blindness, heart disease, nerve disease and kidney disease. Check to find out if you are at risk for developing diabetes by using this calculator.
|❖||Which country has the highest rate of diabetes? |
China and India now have the most diabetes sufferers in the world. Today, out of the top ten countries with diabetes sufferers, seven are developing countries.
|❖||29 million people in the United States (9.3 percent) have diabetes.|
|❖||Caribbean and the Middle East have regions where the percentage of adults with diabetes has reached 20%|
|❖||In the year 2011, it is estimated that 366 million people had diabetes around the world and it is expected to reach 552 million by 2030.|
|❖||More than 80% of diabetes deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries.|
|❖||WHO projects that diabetes will be the 7th leading cause of death in 2030.|
|❖||1.5 million deaths are directly attributed to diabetes each year.|
|❖||9% of adults (18+)in the world have diabetes.|
|❖||90% of people with diabetes in the world have type 2 diabetes.|
|❖||208,000 people younger than 20 years have been diagnosed with diabetes (type 1 or type 2).|
|❖||86 million adults aged 20 years and older are diagnosed with prediabetes.|
|❖||EVERY FIVE MINUTES - Two people die of diabetes-related causes and 14 adults are newly diagnosed.|