Navigation Links
350 million adults have diabetes: Study reveals the scale of global epidemic
Date:6/25/2011

A major international study collating and analyzing worldwide data on diabetes since 1980 has found that the number of adults with the disease reached 347 million in 2008, more than double the number in 1980. The research, published today in The Lancet, reveals that the prevalence of diabetes has risen or at best remained unchanged in virtually every part of the world over the last three decades.

Diabetes occurs when the cells of the body are not able to take up sugar in the form of glucose. As a consequence, the amount of glucose in the blood is higher than normal. Over time, this raises the risk of heart disease and stroke, and can also cause damage to the kidneys, nerves and retinas. High blood glucose and diabetes are responsible for over three million deaths worldwide each year.

The new study found that between 1980 and 2008, the number of adults with diabetes rose from 153 million to 347 million. Seventy per cent of the rise was due to population growth and ageing, with the other 30 per cent due to higher prevalence. The proportion of adults with diabetes rose to 9.8 per cent of men and 9.2 per cent of women in 2008, compared with 8.3 per cent of men and 7.5 per cent of women in 1980.

The estimated number of diabetics was considerably higher than a previous study in 2009 which put the number worldwide at 285 million.

The study, the largest of its kind for diabetes, was carried out by an international collaboration of researchers, led by Professor Majid Ezzati from Imperial College London and co-led by Dr. Goodarz Danaei from the Harvard School of Public Health, in collaboration with The World Health Organization and a number of other institutions.

Professor Majid Ezzati, from the School of Public Health at Imperial College London, said "Diabetes is one of the biggest causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Our study has shown that diabetes is becoming more common almost everywhere in the world. This
'/>"/>

Contact: Sam Wong
sam.wong@imperial.ac.uk
44-020-759-42198
Imperial College London
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Amway One by One Campaign for Children Reaches 7 Million Kids
2. Michael J. Fox Foundation Awards $1 Million to Drive Critical New Research Tools and Technologies in Parkinsons Drug Development
3. International Diabetes Federation awards $2 million to 9 global diabetes research projects
4. New Report: $1 Cigarette Tax Increase Would Raise $418.8 Million for Texas and Cut Youth Smoking
5. New Report: $1 Cigarette Tax Increase Would Raise $18.6 Million for Montana and Cut Youth Smoking
6. New Report: $1 Cigarette Tax Increase Would Raise $24.8 Million for Wyoming and Cut Youth Smoking
7. New Report: $1 Cigarette Tax Increase Would Raise $43.3 Million for Utah and Cut Youth Smoking
8. New Report: $1 Cigarette Tax Increase Would Raise $113.9 Million for Colorado and Cut Youth Smoking
9. New Report: $1 Cigarette Tax Increase Would Raise $65.3 Million for Iowa and Cut Youth Smoking
10. Kaiser Permanente Approves $170 Million in Community Benefit Grants in 2009
11. America's Hidden Pandemic: 100 Million Suffer From Sleep Problems
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/30/2014)... 2014 Hands On Mobile ... offers the complete spa experience combining elegant decor, ... the most important ingredient of all, states Marla ... pro's! People will enjoy the get-away feel, without ... website reads, "Step into the spacious, luxurious spa ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... 2014 Daily Gossip magazine reveals in ... and panic attacks under control with a simple and ... describes this new method as an anxiety recovery ... and overcome general anxiety related disorders. , What ... fact that it can be accessed by users from ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... (PRWEB) August 30, 2014 The ... Nutrition and Pharameuticals. Nutraceuticals is a source of ... ingredients from natural food sources. Nutraceutical ingredients have ... to the human body. Nutraceutical health products include ... fortified foods and more. Although nature is the ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... Hicksville, NY (PRWEB) August 30, 2014 ... Organizations throughout the planet has been one of ... in order to create a positive impact around ... aesthetics and staffed with top trained executives and ... millions of people worldwide. Vital statistics demonstrate ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... TX (PRWEB) August 30, 2014 ... Disruptor Industry, 2009-2019 is a professional and in-depth ... industry. The report firstly reviews the basic information ... manufacturing technology. The report then explores global and ... product specification, capacity, Production value, and market share ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Hands On Mobile Massage and Spa of Long Island Now Offers a Spa-on-wheels 2Health News:Panic Away Review Reveals New Natural Remedy for Anxiety Patients 2Health News:A Granular Analysis of the Nutraceutical Ingredients Market by Transparency Market Research 2Health News:A Granular Analysis of the Nutraceutical Ingredients Market by Transparency Market Research 3Health News:A Granular Analysis of the Nutraceutical Ingredients Market by Transparency Market Research 4Health News:Cradle of Aviation Museum Opens Its Doors to Long Island Scientologists 2Health News:Cell Disruptor Industry Global and Chinese Analysis for 2009-2019 in New Research Report at ReportsnReports.com 2Health News:Cell Disruptor Industry Global and Chinese Analysis for 2009-2019 in New Research Report at ReportsnReports.com 3Health News:Cell Disruptor Industry Global and Chinese Analysis for 2009-2019 in New Research Report at ReportsnReports.com 4
... The earliest known case of coronary artery disease has been ... lived between 1580 and 1550 B.C., and died in her ... scans found that this wasn,t a unique case. About 45 ... an accumulation of plaque in arteries. The findings ...
... a genetic characteristic of metastatic prostate cancer that defines ... published in Cancer Discovery , the newest journal ... debut at the AACR 102nd Annual Meeting 2011, held ... an investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and ...
... laboratory and epidemiologic data to find that men using the ... prostate cancer. The scientists say further research about the ... ones that work the same way, to treat the cancer. ... for centuries in folk medicine and for decades to treat ...
... bladder cancer risk and to the length of protective caps ... of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center reported today at the ... telomeres, guard against chromosomal damage and genomic instability that can ... single point of variation in the genome strongly associated with ...
... use has been linked to thicker arteries, possibly contributing to ... of twin veterans. The data is being presented Tuesday, April ... Orleans. Depression can heighten the risk for heart disease, ... is separate and independent from depression itself, says first author ...
... hedgehog pathway inhibitor demonstrated efficacy in preventing and treating ... syndrome, a rare inheritable disease, according to Phase II ... held April 2-6. In 1996, Ervin Epstein Jr., ... Institute, and colleagues identified the site of the mutation ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Mummies Show Heart Disease Is an Ancient Problem 2Health News:Heart drug cuts prostate cancer risk; holds potential for therapeutic use 2Health News:Heart drug cuts prostate cancer risk; holds potential for therapeutic use 3Health News:Genetic variation cuts bladder cancer risk, protects chromosome tips 2Health News:Genetic variation cuts bladder cancer risk, protects chromosome tips 3Health News:Antidepressants linked to thicker arteries 2Health News:New inhibitor prevented lesions, reduced tumor size in basal cell cancer 2Health News:New inhibitor prevented lesions, reduced tumor size in basal cell cancer 3
(Date:8/29/2014)... Thoratec Corporation (NASDAQ: THOR ), ... to save, support and restore failing hearts, said today ... Global Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, September 10. ... Officer, will provide an update on the company, beginning ... Daylight Time).   A webcast of the ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... 29, 2014 According to ... by Extraction type (SFE, Cold Pressed, Organic Solvent, & ... Pharmaceutical, Food Supplements, Fragrance, & Others) - Global Trends ... and segments the Amaranth Seed Oil Market with ... in terms of value. The Amaranth Seed Oil ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... According to the new ... (Equipment, Reagent, Primer, Probe, Custom Oligos), End-User (Research, ... Synthesis, NGS, DNA, RNAi) - Global Forecast to ... Market is expected to reach $1,712.1 Million by ... a CAGR of 9.8% from 2014 to 2019.. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Amaranth Seed Oil Market worth $700.6 Million by 2019 2Amaranth Seed Oil Market worth $700.6 Million by 2019 3Amaranth Seed Oil Market worth $700.6 Million by 2019 4Oligonucleotide Synthesis Market Worth $1,712.1 Million by 2019 2Oligonucleotide Synthesis Market Worth $1,712.1 Million by 2019 3Oligonucleotide Synthesis Market Worth $1,712.1 Million by 2019 4
... and IRVINE, Calif., May 6, 2011 CryoLife, Inc. ... device and cardiovascular tissue processing company, today announced the ... through its wholly owned subsidiary CL Falcon, Inc., for ... ("Cardiogenesis") (OTCQB: CGCP).  The tender offer expired at 12:00 ...
... The Female Health Company (NASDAQ-CM: FHCO) today announced ... Comercio (Semina), was successful in a public tender to ... to 20 million FC2 Female Condoms.  The contract is ... will be determined at the Ministry of Health,s discretion. ...
Cached Medicine Technology:CryoLife Announces Final Results of Tender Offer for 49.9 Percent of the Outstanding Shares of Cardiogenesis Corporation 2CryoLife Announces Final Results of Tender Offer for 49.9 Percent of the Outstanding Shares of Cardiogenesis Corporation 3CryoLife Announces Final Results of Tender Offer for 49.9 Percent of the Outstanding Shares of Cardiogenesis Corporation 4CryoLife Announces Final Results of Tender Offer for 49.9 Percent of the Outstanding Shares of Cardiogenesis Corporation 5CryoLife Announces Final Results of Tender Offer for 49.9 Percent of the Outstanding Shares of Cardiogenesis Corporation 6The Female Health Company's Brazilian Distributor, Semina, Awarded Contract For Up To 20 Million FC2 Female Condoms 2The Female Health Company's Brazilian Distributor, Semina, Awarded Contract For Up To 20 Million FC2 Female Condoms 3
Used for stone manipulation and removal in the urinary tract. The hollow shaft allows protected delivery of a laser fiber to an entrapped stone for fragmentation of the stone. Supplied sterile in pee...
... Tipless Design, ZeroTip basket features ... negotiation and close stone approximation., Flexible ... deflection for efficient retrieval of calyceal ... passed through a 3.6Fr working channel, ...
... Tip 12 Inch , 20 inch,PVC, Length ... Available in 3,4,5 6Fr. These top quality ... flexible polymer material and have standard screw ... They are manufactured to the highest standards. ...
Bard Coude-Tip Latex Urethral Catheter, Two Eyes (Tiemann Model)...
Medicine Products: