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What's Diabetes

Diabetes happens when your body isn’t able to take up sugar (glucose) into its cells and use it for energy. This results in a build-up of extra sugar in your bloodstream.

Diabetes in Numbers

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Living With Diabetes

Currently the number of people living with diabetes in the world.

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Deaths associated

The global number of deaths associated with diabetes in the world.

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DIABETES IN PREGNANCY

At least 1 in 6 live births is affected by diabetes during pregnancy.

THE GLOBAL FIGURES
  • Approximately 537 million adults (20-79 years) are living with diabetes.
  • The total number of people living with diabetes is projected to rise to 643 million by 2030 and 783 million by 2045.
  • 3 in 4 adults with diabetes live in low- and middle-income countries
  • Almost 1 in 2 (240 million) adults living with diabetes are undiagnosed
  • Diabetes caused 6.7 million deaths
  • Diabetes caused at least USD 966 billion dollars in health expenditure – 9% of total spending on adults
  • More than 1.2 million children and adolescents (0-19 years) are living with type 1 diabetes
  • 1 in 6 live births (21 million) are affected by diabetes during pregnancy
  • 541 million adults are at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes
  • Types of Diabetes

    Type 1

    An autoimmune reaction which stops your body from making insulin. Approximately 5-10% of the people who have diabetes have type 1. It’s usually diagnosed in children, teens, and young adults. You’ll need to take insulin every day to survive. Good news is that this kind of diabetes is rare

    Type 2

    Excluding all causes of hyperglycemia and type 1 diabetes, This a condition associated with resistance to action of insulin followed by impairment of more than 50% pancreatic b-cells function thus leading to insulin deficiency. This is the most common and deadly type of diabetes.

    Gestational

    This develops in pregnant women who have never had diabetes. If you have this diabetes, your baby could be at higher risk for health problems. This diabetes usually goes away after your baby is born. Your baby is more likely to have obesity as a child or teen and develop type 2.

    Laboratory Tests and Normal Ranges of Diabetes

    HOW CAN WE FIGHT DIABETES?

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