For a long time, diabetes was considered to be a disease that would only affect adults. The number of diabetes patients was also limited earlier. The rise of diabetes began when people’s life became ‘fast’. The youth are also at risk today. At present, the number of young diabetes patients seeking treatment is increasing with each passing day.
According to the International Diabetes Federation, one among 11 people has diabetes and by 2040 it would increase to one among every 10 people. According to data by the International Diabetes Federation, in 2010, the number of diabetes patients was 50.8 million and in 2013, it climbed to 65.1 million. And you may be amazed to know that in 2015, the number jumped to 69.18 million. The data is of people aged between 20 to 79. As much as 52.1% of people are not diagnosed.
What is notable is that the deaths of 52.4% people under the age of 60 are related to diabetes. New cases of type 1 diabetes are found among three in 1 lakh children every year. The age group considered here is 0 to 14 years. In the same age group, about 70,200 children are affected with type 1 diabetes.