Diabetes is rising across the globe at an alarming rate, with more than 537 million adults living with Diabetes, as of 2021. The global number of Diabetes is expected to rise to 643 million by 2030.
The rise of Diabetes diagnosis has piqued the interest of various healthcare professionals, researchers and support organisations to understand its root cause and make attempts to manage this serious health crisis.
The International Diabetes Federation has recently published an atlas containing in-depth information
on the current Diabetes status in various areas of the world. Following are the excerpts of the report:
• Nearly 54 per cent of people in Africa are currently undiagnosed but living with Diabetes.
• More than 461,000 people have lost their lives in 2021 due to Diabetes.
• 1 in 8 children had live birth due to high blood sugar levels in mothers during pregnancy.
• More than 1.1 million people lost their lives to Diabetes in 2021.
• Nearly USD 189 billion has been spent on Diabetes in 2021.
The Middle East and North Africa
• 1 in 6 adults is living with Diabetes.
• Diabetes led to 796,000 deaths in 2021.
• The number of adults with Diabetes is expected to rise to 95 million by 2030.
North America and the Caribbean
• More than 931,000 deaths occurred in 2021 due to Diabetes.
• 1 in 4 adults are currently undiagnosed but living with Diabetes.
• More than USD 415 million has been spent on Diabetes care in 2021.
South and Central America
• USD 65 billion was spent on Diabetes in 2021.
• The number of adults living with Diabetes is expected to reach 40 million by 2030.
• Nearly 90 million people are currently living with Diabetes.
• Every 1 in 2 adults is undiagnosed but living with Diabetes.
• Nearly 2.3 million people lost their lives to Diabetes in 2021.
• Over 1 in 2 adults has undiagnosed Diabetes.
People with Diabetes and those with risk factors of Diabetes should consult their physician for timely medical care to avoid further complications.