Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Diabetes cases triple in US region

rising rates of obesity, DIET scarcity and scarcity physical activity along with other factors, have contributed to the fact that the number of adults living with diabetes The area in the Americas has tripled over the past 30 years, the Pan American Health Organization warns (ops,

Through its report “Panorama of Diabetes in America”, the organization called on countries to improve early diagnosis To increase access to quality care for diabetes management and develop strategies to promote healthy lifestyle and nutrition.

It is currently estimated that at least 62 million people with diabetes live in this region of the planet, a figure that is expected to be much higher, given that approximately 40 percent of those with diabetes Disease They don’t know about it.

If actual trend It is estimated that in 2040 the number of people living with diabetes in the region will reach 109 million.

According to the Pan American Health Organization, an increase in cases of diabetes The growth in the last three decades is directly related to risk: Two-thirds of adults in America are overweight or obese, and only 60 percent get enough exercise,

The report also points to an alarming trend among young people in the region, with more than 30 percent now considering themselves obese or sick overweight almost double the world average.

Diabetes is in sixth place today cause of mortality in Of America And was responsible for more than 284 thousand deaths in 2019.

It is also the second cause of disability in this area, before only ischemic heart disease and the leading cause of blindness, lower limb amputation, and chronic kidney disease in people aged 40 to 74.

In addition, diabetes triples the risk of death cardiovascular disease Kidney disease or cancer.

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