Diabetes confers the highest lifetime risk for Chronic Heart Disease
Like Night follows Day so has Diabetes prevalence followed by its escalating link to Global Cardiovascular Health.
Courtesy of Majid Ezzati from Imperial College London.
The International Diabetes Federation 2014 Shows Diabetes Burden Continues to Grow.
77% of People with Diabetes live in low income and middle income counties.
2014- The World accounts for 387M with a prevalence 8.3%
2014- Almost half are undiagnosed
2035- Data shows an increase +205M with a prevalence 55%
Diabetes confers the highest lifetime risk for Chronic Heart Disease of any single risk factor:
- High Blood Pressure
- High Serum Cholesterol
- Blood Glucose*
- Body Mass Index
Courtesy of Lloyd Jones et al Circ 2006;113:791
“Reduce the Impact of Diabetes on Global Cardiovascular Health. Act today to change tomorrow.” says the International Diabetes Foundation.