Diabetes-The Global Burden

Diabetes-The Global Burden

The Global Burden (International Diabetes Federation)


·366 million people have Diabetes in 2011; by 2030 this will have risen to 552 million
·The number of people with type 2 Diabetes is increasing in every country
·80% of people with Diabetes live in low- and middle-income countries
·The greatest number of people with Diabetes are between 40 to 59 years of age
·183 million people (50%) with Diabetes are undiagnosed
·Diabetes caused 4.6 million deaths in 2011
·Diabetes caused at least US$ 465 billion dollars in healthcare expenditures in 2011; 11% of total healthcare expenditures in adults (20-79 years)
·78,000 children develop type 1 Diabetes every year

WORLD DIABETES DAY 2015 THEME: Healthy Living Starts at Breakfast


What should we eat for breakfast?

*Take choices from all food groups (leafy vegetables, fresh fruit, whole grains, lean meat, fish and nuts).

*Restrict excessive eating.

*Avoid single food groups at one time.