Diabetes is a global epidemic. A new global assessment on diabetes has found that the number of adult diabetics is rising dramatically, which is happened to succeed by aging populations, sedentary lifestyles and, in some areas, a heightened genetic vulnerability to the disease. Developing and middle-income countries have shown the most noticeable growth.
World health leaders’ goal for the year 2025 of holding worldwide diabetes prevalence to the level that was in 2010 is likely to be not meeting because the assessment seems to be making clear that they can now make a pretty safe prediction.
In 1980 the number of adult diabetics was 108 million and it has increased to 422 million in 2014. The number has changed tremendously. Also, it has been predicted that the number will exceed 700 million by 2025.
According to the authors of global assessment, the increasing number of adult diabetics is mostly because of the growth of world’s population and to aging. However, obesity and a rise in settled lifestyles throughout the low and middle income countries of the world have also played a major role.
Also, the fact that diabetic population is raising due to heightened genetic vulnerability and childhood upbringing patterns cannot be denied. Therefore, a better positioned healthcare systems need to be established in order to prevent diabetes in adult populations at growing risk.