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In The News

Key facts


  • In 2014 the global prevalence of diabetes * was estimated to be 9% among adults aged 18+ years (1).

  • In 2012, an estimated 1.5 million deaths were directly caused by diabetes (2).

  • More than 80% of diabetes deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries (2).

  • WHO projects that diabetes will be the 7th leading cause of death in 2030 (3).

  • Healthy diet, regular physical activity, maintaining a normal body weight and avoiding tobacco use can prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes (4).

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