1 In 10 People in the World Will Have Diabetes By 2035

Disease continues to grow despite treatments

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The International Diabetes Federation released a report Thursday that said that 10% of the global population will have diabetes by 2035.

The report, which was released on International Diabetes Day, said that 382 million people will have diabetes by the end of this year, and that 592 million will be diabetic by 2035, CBS news reports. Many of those millions will be living in developing countries.

The IDF report also estimates that the percentage of diabetic Americans will jump from 8% to 11% by 2035. One person dies from diabetes every six seconds, which amounts to 1.5 million annual deaths.

[CBS]

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muraribhartia
muraribhartia

Diabetes increases the chances of kidney disease and high BP..do workout ..control glucose level today then to regret tomorrow....Health is wealth..dats true

Dude_who_cares
Dude_who_cares

Quick story.... So I went to eat with my son who is in kindergarten for a parent child lunch at his public school today. And your choice was to either eat what the kids eat, or you could bring your own lunch. So I haven't eaten a school lunch for some time and thought I would eat what my son eats and I remember the govt. changing school lunches in recent years, and wanted to try it. My choices were pasta or a corndog for the main course, mixed veggies or garden veggies, pineapple or some kind of fruit, and lowfat milk or juice, and a lowfat brownie, I say a lowfat brownie because of the taste, I have no real proof. You know what it wasn't bad, it's the same kind of food I want my kids to eat all the time, but i'm realistic and my wife caves easy too, so it's always a battle. 

But the point of the story is not what I ate, it's what people were saying and bringing into the lunch room. Now I get that as parents we don't get to eat with our kids much so something different would be nice for them. But the talk was about how the McDonalds right down the street was backed up because everyone was going there to get lunch to take to school. And sure enough there was all kinds of fast food bags in the lunch room, I was very much in the minority of folks who actually ate what the school provided. 

What does that say about our society? Is it really any surprise that 1 in 10 will have diabetes by 2035?

Lindance
Lindance

I put the biggest blame on the junk food lobbyists who make non-nutritional high fat, high sugar, high salt foods the cheapest to buy and easiest to find. Our government needs to stop subsidizing them. We need to change our entire unbalanced, indulgent eating culture and increasingly sedentary lifestyle. 

Candide_puella
Candide_puella

I hope that by then, we will be able to figure out a way to completely cure diabetes, not just keep in control. 

Truth_Seeker
Truth_Seeker

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