8 staggering statistics about Diabetes

9 staggering statistics about DiabetesThe World Health Organization (WHO) released a report  today, honoring World Health Day, bringing us staggering statistics and important information about diabetes, that should make us rethink our life styles and the way we approach this disease. As the report suggests “Early in life, when eating and physical activity habits are formed and when the long-term regulation of energy balance may be programmed, there is a critical window for intervention to mitigate the risk of obesity and type 2 diabetes later in life.”

Diabetes can occur in two forms: type 1 diabetes, whereby the body cannot produce enough insulin, and type 2 diabetes, which results from the body’s inability to use insulin efficiency. A vital hormone produced in the pancreas, insulin plays a key role in regulating blood sugar levels by enabling cells to absorb glucose from the bloodstream.

Below are 8 key statistics thrown by the World Health Organization’s report.

422 Million

The total number of people globally who have been diagnosed with diabetes, according to 2014 data. That’s 8.5 percent of the population. In 1980, only 108 million had the disease.

1.5 Million

The number of people who died from a diabetes-related issue in 2012. High-glucose levels — a symptom of diabetes — caused an increase in cardiovascular and other diseases, which resulted in an additional 2.2 million deaths.

86 Million

The number of people in the United States who are considered to have “prediabetes.”

69%

The percentage of U.S. adults who are overweight or obese, a health issue that can lead to the development of Type 2 diabetes, according to 2012 data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

8.1 Million

The number of people in the U.S. who likely have diabetes and are undiagnosed.

$245 Billion

The total medical costs and amount of lost work wages for people with diabetes, according to 2014 statistics.

23%

The percentage of low-income countries that report an availability of insulin to treat people with diabetes in publicly-funded healthcare facilities. In contrast, approximately 96 percent of high-income countries have available insulin in the same facilities.

50%

The percentage of increased risk of death in those with diabetes compared to those who don’t have the disease.

 

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