The world in figures
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.