Diabetes Threatens the World Population

Sun, 09 Oct 2016 by Ayesha Saif

Diabetes threatens the world population

Reacher found that the rising prevalence of diabetes through adults has been increase between 1980 and 2014 in over the world. It has become a major cause of death and types of disease such as blindness and kidney failure.

The report from the World Health Organization shows that the number of adults whose living with diabetes has become quadruple since 1980 to 2014 with 422 million adults. It was 4.7% in 1980 but it has risen into 8.5% in 2014 especially in middle — and low income countries and about 43 million in Eastern Mediterranean region. This number stretch to the UAE and it near to a million for those who in UAE. The rising of this disease is because the increase of type 2 diabetes which happen because many factors such as obesity and overweight.

Diabetes data from the World Health Organisation

Data from the World Health Organisation mark that 3.7 deaths due to diabetes and high blood glucose while 1.5 million deaths only because of diabetes! This means 1 person die in 11 persons and which is a high number should be aware about it. In addition, diabetes can cause different types of complications in our body and there are many common complications such as heart attack and kidney failure.

In this context, 3 percent of death in the UAE is because of diabetes, according to WHO figures. Dr. Hussein Abdul Rahman Al Rand, assistant undersecretary for health centers and clinics at the Ministry of Health and Prevention said that he shocked form this rate because it was higher then what he thought and this will be incrase more and more by 2030 which we should be awer about it because it became a serious problem now. The UAE has a challenge to reduce this number form 19 per cent to 16 per cent of the population by 2021. In this case, Dr Al Rand said: “We are encouraging people to eat healthily, get regular exercise and get educated — particularly schoolchildren,”.

The World Health Organization shows how can be reduced of diabetes in over the world. They motion three ways which are prevention, early diagnosis and treatment and WHO response. If we applied these ways we can reduce the rising of diabetes.

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