Diabetes Infographic

Diabetes Infographic

DIABETES DIABETES IS ON THE RISE 3.7 MILLION deaths due to diabetes and high blood glucose 1.5 MILLION deaths caused by diabetes 422  MILLION ad...

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DIABETES DIABETES IS ON THE RISE

3.7 MILLION

deaths due to diabetes and high blood glucose

1.5 MILLION deaths caused by diabetes

422 

MILLION

adults have diabetes

THAT’S 1 PERSON IN 11 Main types of diabetes

Consequences

Diabetes can lead to complications in many parts of the body and increase the risk of dying prematurely.

TYPE 1 DIABETES Body does not produce enough insulin

Stroke Blindness

Heart attack

TYPE 2 DIABETES Body produces insulin but can’t use it well

GESTATIONAL DIABETES A temporary condition in pregnancy

www.who.int/diabetes/global-report

Kidney failure

Amputation

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DIABETES Risk factors for type 2 diabetes

Genetics, age and family history of diabetes can increase the likelihood of becoming diabetic and cannot be changed. But some behaviours that increase risk can:

Unhealthy diet

1 in 3 

Physical inactivity

1 in 10  is obese

is overweight

KEY ACTIONS FOR EVERYONE

FOR GOVERNMENTS Healthy Environments

Eat healthily Be physically active ENSURE

Avoid excessive weight gain Check blood glucose if in doubt Follow medical advice

www.who.int/diabetes/global-report

Better Diagnosis & Treatment

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Better Data