1. DIABETES AND ITS DISTRIBUTION IN THE WORLD: DO YOU WANT TO KNOW MORE?
The distribution of diabetes in the world is influenced by various factors such as race and diet. The majority of diabetic people in the world live in a limited number of countries like India, China, US and Pakistan. Unfortunately according to all epidemiological studies, the number of diabetic people is expected to double by 2030. The majority of increases will occur particularly in Pakistan, Egypt, India, Brazil and China, were the increase will be by 94%, 80%, 72%, 67% and 45% respectively.
These percentages has brought the WHO to define the phenomena as a planetary emergency due to the serious health and social-economic consequences.
(read) Type 2 diabetes, (97% of total) is not uniformly distributed among the ages. Particularly in age over 60, is found in almost 25% of population. Unfortunately 20% of all diabetics during the course of life develop leg and foot ulceration mostly due to poor circulation, which if not cured may lead to the risk of limb loss in more than 40% of cases.