A major stakeholder in fighting diabetes
Year after year we are seeing an alarming increase in the number of people getting obese and contracting chronic lifestyle diseases such as diabetes. In fact, as per a rather interesting report released recently by a UK-based medical journal, The Lancet, it is for the first time since modern institutions started collating health-related data that the world has more obese people than malnourished.
The condition is worrisome, particularly in the UAE where 19 per cent of the population, or over a million people, is diabetic. Globally, the number of diabetic patients has quadrupled in the last four decades. Data from the World Health Organisation (WHO) shows that 422 million people are known to be living with the disease, and by 2040, the figure would rise to 642 million. Industry experts also suggest that there are 318 million more people who are pre-diabetic, and their population is expected to grow to 481 million by 2040.
Learn how to prevent type 2 diabetes today
The news about type 2 diabetes and its impact on seniors can be quite scary. But the reality is that this disease is highly preventable, which is my focus in this article.
But before I get to how diabetes is preventable in many seniors, I feel it is important to mention some very important – and sobering – statistics. According to the American Diabetes Association, approximately 25 percent of Americans over the age of 60 have type 2 diabetes. And according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 50 percent of those over the age of 65 are pre-diabetic – but only 7 percent even know they are.
When it comes to diabetes and its prevention, knowledge is certainly power and powerful.
What is diabetes and why are seniors more apt to develop it?
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