Diabetes to be 7th leading death cause by 2030: WHO

Islamabad—World Health Organization (WHO) projects that diabetes will be the 7th leading cause of death by 2030.
The overall risk of dying among people with diabetes is at least double that of their peers without diabetes, BBC reported. The World Health Organization is calling for a two-pronged approach interventions to prevent diabetes, and interventions to manage diabetes for people who have already developed the condition in order to reduce its progression.
Dr Ala Alwan, WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean said “While individuals need to take responsibility for their own health through maintaining a healthy lifestyle, there is need to creating environments that promote healthy living and for establishing measures that reduce the exposure of the population to risk behaviours that can lead to diabetes”.
Diabetes is a pandemic that remains hidden throughout most of the world, with up to half of all people with diabetes globally remaining undiagnosed. In the Eastern Mediterranean Region, 14% of the population has diabetes. “There were over 7 million cases of diabetes in Pakistan in 2015.—APP

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