The global diabetes epidemic in charts
Nearly one in ten people globally will have some form of diabetes by 2035, the International Diabetes Federation predicts in a new report. There are some 382 million people living with the disease, but that could jump 55% by 2035, the IDF says. Here’s the full report (PDF) and Reuters’ report on same.
“The highest prevalence rates are to be found in the Western Pacific, where more than a third of adults in Tokelau, Micronesia and the Marshall Islands are already living with the disease,” Reuters adds.
Below, check out the IDF’s chart on the current number of diabetes sufferers by region, and where the rates are projected to increase. The number of Africans with diabetes is expected to double by 2035, the IDF says. The number of Chinese with the disease is skyrocketing as well, up to 114 million in 2010 from just 22 million in 2007. Nearly one out of every three people with diabetes globally is Chinese.
The US currently spends 1 in 5 healthcare dollars on diabetes — or 36% of the world total of diabetes spending on adults, the IDF says. Diabetes causes 5.1 million deaths globally in 2013; that’s a rate of one death every six seconds.
For more charts and interactive tables, check out the CDC’s website. Continue reading