Global: Diabetes will affect 552 million by 2030
Around 10% of the global adult population - representing 552 million people - will have diabetes by 2030 if nothing is done, according to the International Diabetes Federation's 5th edition of the Diabetes Atlas. In some of the world's poorest regions, such as Africa, will see the number of those with diabetes increase by 90%. Similar to other NCDs, the majority of people with diabetes (80%) live in low- and middle-income countries. Worldwide, around 366 million people currently have diabetes, and as many as 183 million are unaware they have diabetes. IDF.
Date Posted: 14 November 2011