Diabetes is a chronic disease where the pancreas does not produce enough insulin or where it cannot be processed effectively.
One in ten of the world’s population will have type 2 diabetes by 2035. Here are some diabetes facts and data derived from the WHO and CDC.
- 80% increase in diabetes in the last 30 years
- 95% of cases are Type 2
- Type 2 is usually found later in life and is largely a result of physical inactivity
- It is a major cause of blindness, kidney failure, heart attacks and strokes
- Growing most in the LMICs
- Predicted to be the 7th leading cause of death by 2030
- 9% of all adults worldwide
GACD funded research
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