International Diabetes Federation launches 9th IDF Diabetes Atlas
The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) has released latest figures that highlight the alarming growth in the prevalence of diabetes around the world. These figures were published on the 14 November, World Diabetes Day in the ninth edition of the IDF Diabetes Atlas. It shows that Pakistan is now in the top 10 countries for an absolute increase in diabetes prevalence. As per the latest data, one in six people with diabetes in the world is from India. China leads the list with over 116 million diabetics. This offers projections that continue to put India at the second slot right up to 2045. India is on the top of the table of a clutch of countries in from Southeast Asia — Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Mauritius. Bangladesh, which is second on the list of top five countries with diabetes (20-79 years), however, has only 8.4 million diabetics.