Diabetes epidemic affects 460 million, 1 in 11 adults and is top-10 killer worldwide

Source: MercoPress

More than 460 million people - 1 in 11 adults - now suffer from diabetes, largely brought on by an over-rich lifestyle short on exercise, the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) said on Thursday.

Releasing its latest Diabetes Atlas, the IDF said the current number of 463 million sufferers would jump to 578 million by 2030 and to 700 million by 2045, posing huge challenges for treatment and management of a disease that is already a top-10 killer worldwide.

The IDF said the report shows an increase of 38 million cases over its previous survey in 2017 and noted that ”more than half (50.1%) of adult sufferers (are) undiagnosed.“



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