Today is World Diabetes Day, and here are some updated facts about this desease:
- There are currently 246 million people worldwide affected with diabetes, and this number is expected to rise to 380 million by the year 2025.
- Every 5 seconds one person develop diabetes. Each year 7 million people develop diabetes.
- Every 10 seconds a person dies from diabetes-related causes, mostly from cardio-vascular diseases. Each year 3.8 million people die from diabetes.
- The five countries with the highest number of people with diabetes in 2007 are India (40.9 million), China (39.8 million), the United States (19.2 million), Russia (9.6 million) and Germany (7.4 million).
- The five countries with the largest diabetes prevalence in the adult population in 2007 are Nauru (30.7%), United Arab Emirates (19.5%), Saudi Arabia (16.7%), Bahrain(15.2%), and Kuwait (14.4%). By 2025, the highest diabetes prevalence is expected to be in developping countries.
- Up to 80% of type 2 diabetes is preventable by increasing physical activity and adopting a healthy diet.
- Periodontal disease (gum disease) is more common in people with diabetes. Young adults with diabetes have about twice the risk of those without diabetes.
Full Article: Diabetes and Dental Care
Source: Did you Know? – International Diabetes Federation (IDF)
In French: Statistiques du diabète