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Global health crisis

Global Health Crisis

The infographic above highlights three main points:

  • Diabetes can be silent
  • The death rate
  • The cost

To put these into perspective, based on the calculation above, one person passed away every five minutes around the world from diabetes in 2021.

Based on the worlds population of 7,874,965,825 in 2019 every single person in the world would have to contribute USD $96.50 to cover the cost of diabetes. Imagine what we could all do with that money.

According to the latest Global Report on Diabetes:

  • Diabetes is a serious threat to population health
  • The number of people in the world with diabetes have quadrupled since 1980
  • The longer a person lives with undiagnosed and untreated diabetes, the worse their health outcomes are likely to be

In regards to the above, please write your thoughts in the discussion box below.

  • What do you think about the problem?
  • Are you surprised by this and if so what has surprised you the most?
  • Why do you think its as bad as it is?
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