The world in fig­ures

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - World Diabetes Day -

From the data col­lected glob­ally last year, In­ter­na­tional Di­a­betes Fed­er­a­tion presents an over­view of the pan­demic na­ture of the dis­ease.

By 2045, the num­ber of in­di­vid­u­als with di­a­betes world­wide will rise to 629 mil­lion.

Seventy-nine per cent of adults with di­a­betes were from low-in­come and mid­dle-in­come coun­tries.

The great­est num­ber of peo­ple with di­a­betes were be­tween the ages of 40 and 59.

Di­a­betes caused four mil­lion deaths.

More than 1,106,500 chil­dren were liv­ing with type 1 di­a­betes.

More than 21 mil­lion live births (one in seven births) were af­fected by di­a­betes dur­ing preg­nancy.

About 352 mil­lion peo­ple were at risk of de­vel­op­ing type 2 di­a­betes.

The stag­ger­ing num­bers go to prove the im­por­tance of cre­at­ing aware­ness about di­a­betes and ways to stop this dis­ease from tak­ing con­trol of our lives.

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