Study shows 1.3 billion will have diabetes by 2050
Estimates published in the medical journal The Lancet show that the number of individuals who have diabetes would more than quadruple by the year 2050 as a result of global aging and increased body weight. This places millions of additional people at risk of developing harmful illnesses.
The vast majority of diabetics suffer from Type 2 diabetes, which is frequently associated with obesity. One in ten persons throughout the world has diabetes, which was the underlying cause of 6.7 million fatalities in 2021.
Diabetes will affect almost 1.3 billion people by 2050, up from 529 million in 2021.
People living in nations with low and moderate incomes are more likely to be impacted by the condition, and of those who are afflicted, less than 10% obtain the appropriate care.
Although losing weight can help prevent the disease in many instances, it can be challenging to organize and carry out weight loss programs that are successful on a wide scale.
Diabetes may be managed with a number of highly-effective medications, but the majority of healthcare systems are not equipped to provide treatment at an early enough stage.
According to the findings of a team of researchers from the United States of America, Africa, India, and Australia, one of the most essential aspects of diabetes management will be to combat racism and economic disparity.