Scientists believe that the increase in the number of diabetics can not be stopped

Doctors made disappointing forecasts: by 2030, the number of people with type 2 diabetes in the world will increase by 100 million people. About 511 million people will have diabetes. Insulin consumption will increase by 20%. According to "N+1", the forecast was made by a group of experts from the USA, Great Britain and Switzerland. The scientists modeled the change in the number of people with type 2 diabetes and their insulin requirements from 2018 to 2030. Data were taken from 221 countries and 14 studies from different countries. This allowed us to obtain statistics for 60% of diabetics in the world.

Improper diet, obesity and sedentary life - all this warms up the global epidemic of diabetes. If in 2018 type 2 diabetes is diagnosed in 406 million people, then in 2030 this figure will increase to 511 million. Most of the increased incidence will be in China, India and the United States. Insulin consumption can increase by 20% with a maximum increase in Asia. Consequently, it is necessary to increase the production of insulin. Even now, manufacturers can not provide all those in need of insulin, so it is necessary for the production to actively involve Asia and Africa.

At the same time, it is more promising, in terms of life expectancy and number of complications, to keep the glycated hemoglobin threshold of 7 for people younger than 75 years of age, and 8 for senior people. The World Health Organization, in turn, says that diabetes is the seventh place on the list of causes of death in the world. Diabetics have 2-3 fold increased risk of heart attack and stroke. In Russia, diabetes was diagnosed in 9% of the population.


Source: MEDdaily