Nov 17, 2017

Diabetes is one of the most dangerous and common disease found in the U.S. today with it affecting about 246 million people worldwide. It can be considered a silent epidemic. It affects people of all body types despite the common misconception that diabetes only occurs in overweight people. The inability of the body to regulate Insulin can develop in anyone and it is an extremely serious matter today.

Diabetes can lead to a lot of serious effect such as blindness and in some cases amputations of the limbs to stop the effect from spreading. Here are some scary things that everyone today should know about diabetes:

1. It’s Spreading In Asia Fast

According to statistics, Diabetes in Asian countries is found five times more than the western world. India has been dubbed the Diabetes Capital of the world. About 40 million people in India are affected by Diabetes and it is estimated that this number will expand to about 70 million people by the year 2025.

According to this rate, by 2025, every fifth diabetic person in the world would be an Indian.  The main reason of this is known to be the central obesity commonly found in the Indian people. It is a silent and growing epidemic which needs to be controlled through awareness. Many people do not realize that much of the food that they eat is causing all these problems and must switch to a diet that will help prevent this disease. It also depends on genes and people who have a history of diabetes in the family must be extra careful about it.

2. Deaths

There is a census that showed that diabetes causes six deaths every minute and out of every 20 deaths in the world, one is due to diabetes. Annually it is estimated that 3.2 million people in the world die due to diabetes and this number is said to increase. With no clear symptoms, diabetes can be diagnosed very late; the most common known symptom of diabetes is thirst. If a person feels thirsty all the time, and especially during the night the thirst is so severe that they wake up, diabetes could be one of the reasons.

3. Found In Children And Animals As Well

Diabetes commonly affects adults worldwide, but there are about 70,000 children that get affected by type 1 diabetes each year. They are mostly under the age of 15.

Animals also experience diabetes. The most common is found in Male cats and Female dogs. The reasons are the same as in humans. Showering your pets with treats is not a good idea, you need to regulate their weight and provide them with good exercise.

4. Kidney Failure, Blindness And Amputations

Diabetes has the worst effects on the human body and cause people to go blind or have their limbs amputated. It is also closely linked to kidneys and is the major contributor for kidney failures.

5. Expensive For The World

Annual cost of treating diabetes patients has been estimated to be around $215-375 billion. The disease is known to be more common in countries that are still developing and has more people living in the lower or middle income group.

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