The epidemic of diabetes around the world continue to deteriorate, currently estimated 366 million people suffer from this disease.Mortality from diabetes is 4.6 million per year costs and health to be incurred to reach 465 billion dollars annually.
Number of people with diabetes was made based on international data, diabetes type 1 and 2 at a time.
Current status of diabetes was presented by the International Diabetes Federation, on Tuesday (13 / 9), the meeting of the European Association in Lisbon, Portugal. Next week will also be made at the UN Summit for noncommunicable diseases. The purpose of the meeting was to create a global fight against diabetes and cancer, heart disease and chronic respiratory diseases.
The agency had only twice for health issues related to the Summit.The first was in 2001 that aimed to address the HIV / AIDS.
“Statistics show the number of diabetic patients is clear that diabetes is a huge challenge that can not be ignored. In the year 2011, every one seconds a person dies from diabetes, “said Jean-Claude Mbanya, President of the International Diabetes Federation.
He added that the timing of hunting of the world against the clock to stop the epidemic of diabetes. ”We expect action from a highest peak within the United Nations,” he said.