382 million people will have diabetes around the world by the end of this year. For comparison, about 285 million people had the disease just four years ago.
By 2035, the number of diabetes cases will skyrocket to 592 million, revealed a new study.
On the World Diabetes Day, November 14, the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) released its sixth edition of the Diabetes Atlas. According to the edition, 382 million people will have diabetes around the world by the end of this year. For comparison, about 285 million people had the disease just four years ago.
The report further highlighted that eighty percent of people with the disease live in low- and middle-income countries, and it is most prevalent among 40-59 age group. The diabetes epidemic is progressing most quickly in China, India and the Middle East.
Talking to the media, the organisation’s spokesperson also said that one person dies from diabetes every six seconds, or about 5.1 million deaths annually. Currently, there are 31,705,000 diabetes cases in India (Source – World Health Organization). As per the projections, this figure will rise to 79,441,000 by 2030.
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