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  • The 1997 WHO report has shown that there is a marked increase in the number of people affected with diabetes and this trend is scheduled to grow in geometric proportions in the next couple of decades.

    YEAR NO OF PEOPLE AFFECTED (in millions)
    1985 30.0
    1990 124.7
    2000 153.9
    2025 299.1

  • Currently, At least 171 million people worldwide have diabetes; this figure is likely to be more than double by 2030.Active Aayu,Facts,Diabetes,Diabetes Cure
  • Diabetes has become one of the major causes of premature illness and death in most countries, mainly through the increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD).
  • Almost 80% of diabetes deaths occur in low and middle-income countries.
  • Diabetes in Asians is five times the rate of the white population
  • India is the diabetes capital of the world. It is estimated that currently there are 40 million people with diabetes in India and by 2025 this number will swell to 70 million. This would mean every fifth diabetic in the world would be an Indian.
  • Developing countries will see more than a 200% increase in the number of diabetics.
  • The urban population of India is 11% diabetic affected and rural is 3%.
  • Almost 30 % of diabetic people always remain undiagnosed
  • The World Health Organization estimates that mortality from diabetes and heart disease cost India about $210 billion every year and is expected to increase to $335 billion in the next ten years.
  • Around 3.2 million deaths every year are attributable to complications of diabetes; six deaths every minute.
  • The top 10 countries, in numbers of sufferers, are India, China, USA, Indonesia, Japan, Pakistan, Russia, Brazil Italy and Bangladesh.
  • Overall, direct health care costs of diabetes range from 2.5% to 15% of annual health care budgets.
  • Diabetic retinopathy is a leading cause of blindness and visual disability. Research findings suggest that, after 15 years of diabetes, approximately 2% of people become blind, while about 10% develop severe visual handicap.
  • Diabetes is among the leading causes of kidney failure, but its frequency varies between populations and is also related to the severity and duration of the disease.
  • Diabetic neuropathy is probably the most common complication. Studies suggest that up to 50% of people with diabetes are affected to some degree. Major risk factors of this condition are the level and duration of elevated blood glucose. Neuropathy can lead to sensory loss and damage to the limbs. It is also a major cause of impotence in diabetic men.

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