Diabetes

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
One in ten of the world’s population will have type 2 diabetes by 2035

GACD funded research

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