Ten facts about diabetes
-The World Health Organization estimates that over 346 million people across the globe have diabetes.
-India is the diabetes capital of the world with 40 million people living with diabetes.
-Diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death in US affecting 26 million people.
-Diabetes is projected to become the 7th major cause of death in the world by 2030.
-Over 80% of diabetes deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries.
-Around 3.2 million people in the world die every year due to diabetes or its related causes.
-WHO projects that diabetes death will double between 2005 and 2030.
- Global plague of diabetes is due to brisk increase in overweight, obesity and physical inactivity.
-Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure in the world.
-Diabetes is also an important cause of heart disease, stroke, blindness and amputation in the world.
Compiled by-Chonmipem Horam