Ten facts about diabetes

Last Updated: Nov 13, 2011, 08:56 AM IST

-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