Sunday, November 05, 2006

Statistics and info on Diabetes

o The International Diabetes Federation estimates that more than 230 mln people are suffering from diabetes and the number is expected to increase to 350 mln people by 2025.

o India has the largest diabetes population in the world with an estimated 40 mln people in 2006-07, amounting to 8% of the adult population.

o WHO (World Health Organization) says that about 1 bln adults around the world are overweight. 300 mln of them are obese, putting them at risk of diabetes, heart problems, high BP, stroke and some forms of cancer.

o WHO estimates that diabetes, heart disease and stroke together will cost about $336.6 bn in India. These estimates are based on lost productivity, resulting primarily from premature death.