Search This Blog

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Number of Adults with Diabetes Reaches 422 Million Worldwide

Fastest increases in low and middle income countries

Number of Adults Worldwide with Diabetes at 422 Million
Newswise, April 7, 2016 — Since 1980, the number of adults with diabetes worldwide has quadrupled from 108 million to 422 million in 2014, according to a new study published in The Lancet.

The findings provide the most comprehensive estimates of worldwide diabetes trends to date and show that diabetes is fast becoming a major problem in low and middle income countries.

"Diabetes has become a defining issue for global public health. An ageing population, and rising levels of obesity, mean that the number of people with diabetes has increased dramatically over the past 35 years" says Professor Majid Ezzati, senior author from Imperial College London, London, UK. "Rates of diabetes are rising quickly in China, India, and many other low and middle income countries, and if current trends continue, the probability of meeting the 2025 UN global target is virtually non-existent."[1]

The study, released ahead of World Health Day (7th April), includes data from 751 studies totalling 4.4 million adults in different world regions. The study estimates age-adjusted diabetes prevalence for 200 countries - meaning that researchers adjusted the results to account for diabetes becoming more common as a person ages and for some countries having older populations.

Between 1980 and 2014, diabetes has become more common among men than women. Global age-adjusted prevalence of diabetes doubled among men (4.3% to 9.0%) and increased by two-thirds among women (5.0% to 7.9%).

Although there was an increase in overall rates (crude prevalence) of diabetes in many countries in Western Europe, age-adjusted rates were relatively stable suggesting that most of the rise in diabetes in Western Europe between 1980 and 2014 was due to the ageing population.

In contrast, rates of diabetes increased significantly in many low and middle income countries - such as China, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Egypt and Mexico. No country saw a significant decrease in diabetes prevalence.

The study did not differentiate between type 1 and type 2 diabetes, but most (85-95%) of cases of adult diabetes are type 2 so the observed rise is likely to be due to increases in type 2 diabetes.

Professor Ezzati adds: "Obesity is the most important risk factor for type 2 diabetes and our attempts to control rising rates of obesity have so far not proved successful. Identifying people who are at high risk of diabetes should be a particular priority since the onset can be prevented or delayed through lifestyle changes, diet or medication."[1]

National and regional findings include:
• In the UK, after adjusting for an ageing population, 4.9% of women have diabetes in 2014 (compared to 4.0% in 1980). Prevalence has increased more among men, from 4.8% in 1980 to 6.6% in 2014.
• Northwestern Europe has the lowest rates of diabetes among women and men, with age-adjusted prevalence lower than 4% among women and at 5-6% among men in Switzerland, Austria, Denmark, Belgium and the Netherlands.
• Prevalence of diabetes was highest in Polynesia and Micronesia (age-adjusted prevalence is over 20% in men and women). In American Samoa, nearly one third of the adult population have diabetes.
• The greatest increases in diabetes prevalence were in Pacific island nations, followed by the Middle East and North Africa, in countries like Egypt, Jordan and Saudi Arabia.
• Half of adults worldwide with diabetes in 2014 lived in five countries: China, India, USA, Brazil and Indonesia.
• Age-adjusted prevalence of diabetes has more than doubled for men in India and China (3.7% to 9.1% in India; 3.5% to 9.9% in China); and increased by 50% among women in China (5.0% to 7.6%) and 80% among women in India (4.6% to 8.3%).
• In the US, age-adjusted prevalence of diabetes in women increased by 50% (4.3% to 6.4%), and 80% in men (4.7% to 8.2%).
• Pakistan, Mexico, Egypt and Indonesia are all now in the top 10 countries with the largest number of adults with diabetes. Age-adjusted prevalence of diabetes doubled in Pakistan (4.9 to 12.6% for men and 5.9 to 12.1% for women), Mexico (6.5 to 10.9% for men and 6.5 to11.5% for women), and Indonesia (3.2 to 7.4% for men and 4.1 to 8.0% for women) and nearly tripled in Egypt (6.5 to 16.0% for men and 8.0% to 19.8% for women).

Writing in a linked Comment, Etienne Krug, Management of Noncommunicable Diseases, Disability, Violence and Injury Prevention, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland, says: "The prevalence estimates provided by the NCD-Risk Factor Collaboration sound the alarm for large-scale, effective action to reduce the health and economic impact of diabetes. Improvements in prevention and management, together with better surveillance, should be prioritised in response to this call."


  1. My name is dr alaho so I have herds for all this following disease
    And other disease so contact this following email or whatsapp this following number +2347069318499......

  2. Hello every one my nameis Kate Sandman i am from los Angele Caliornia, i have been suffering from (ALS) disease for the last Three years and had constant pain, especially in my knees. During the first year, I had faith in God that i would be healed someday.This disease started circulating all over my body and i have been taking treatment from my doctor, few weeks ago i was searching on the internet if i could get any information concerning the prevention of this disease, on my search i saw a testimony of someone who has been healed from ALS by this Man Dr.OGENSURLA and she also gave the email address of this man and advise we should contact him for any sickness that he would be of help, so i wrote to Dr.OGENSURLA telling him about my (ALS) he told me not to worry that i was going to be cured!! hmm i never believed it,, well after all the procedures and remedy given to me by this man few weeks later i started experiencing changes all over me as the Dr.OGENSURELA assured me that i have cured, after some time i went to my doctor to confirmed if i have be finally healed behold it was TRUE So friends my advise is if you have such sickness or any other at all you can email Dr.OGENSURLA on I am indeed grateful for the help, i will forever recommend you to my friends. He also have the herb to cure

    (1) CANCER,

    (2) DIABETES,

    (3) HIV&AIDS,

    (4) HERPS,

  3. Hello every body
    Am CLARA HARRY , from USA, Dr,)OGENSURLA is the only Traditional root and herbs
    man that can cure your HIV who could ever get my HIV-AIDS cured with his
    healing spell, i have tried almost everything but i couldn't find any
    solution on my disease, despite all these happening to me, i always
    spend a lot to buy a HIV drugs from hospital and taking some several
    medications but no relieve, until one day i was just browsing on the
    internet when i come across a great post of !Michelle! who truly said
    that she was been diagnose with HIV and was healed that very week
    through the help of these great powerful healing spell doctor, sometime i
    really wonder why people called him Dr,OGENSURLA, i never knew it was all
    because of the great and perfect work that he has been doing that is
    causing all this. so i quickly contacted him, and he ask me some few
    questions and he said a thing i will never forget that anyone who
    contacted him is ! always getting his or her healing in just 6 hours
    after doing all he ask you, so i was amazed all the time i heard that
    from him, so i did all things only to see that at the very day which he
    said i will be healed, all the strength that has left me before rush
    back and i becomes very strong and healthy, this disease almost kills my
    life all because of me, so i will to hospital to give the final test to
    the disease and the doctor said i am HIV negative, i am very amazed and
    happy about the healing Dr,OGENSURLA gave to me from the ancient part of
    Africa, you can email him now for your own healing too at:DR OGENSURLA thank you sir for healing me from HIV, i am
    Doris Carter So viewers DR OGENSURLA, is a God
    Gifted man and can help you to cure all types of sickness like HIV AIDS,
    can contact him through his email on

    He is also specialized in the following.
    1. He can help you cast a spell to get pregnant.

    2. He can help you cast a Death Spell.
    3. He can help you cast a Promotion spell.

    4. He can help you cast Lottery spell.
    5. Spell of luck.
    6. Spell of Finance.
    7. If you have been scam before, he can help you cast a spell to get your money back.
    8.He can help you solve your low sperm count.

    9 He can help on HIV Spell
    And many more.. contact him on his private
    email and explain what you want him to do for you i assure you he shall
    help,His email