Diabetes already affects 9.3% of the world’s populationAnd it is expected that, if their risk-increasing habits are not controlled, these numbers may 50% increase in the year 2045,
These are the shocking figures given by Spanish Diabetes Federation (FEDE), the unit to which they warn of “the magnitude of the problem that has grown and will grow in the coming years, in particular, type 2 diabetes”. “If the present lifestyle and diet are maintained, Disease incidence may increase by 700% by 2060“, assure from the Fed.
These high percentages have recently been published in the scientific journal ‘British Medical Journal’ which found that, in just 30 years Prevalence of type 2 diabetes in children and youth increased by 56.4%Going from an incidence of 117 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in 1990 to 183 in 2019.
“in Aragon There is no recent study of the number of people affected by this disease., But from what we see in endocrinology consultations and primary care, the incidence of both has increased similarly. obesity like diabeteswhich has been observed as a result of the return to normal after the pandemic,” says Beatriz Lardis, member of the Diabetes Working Group of the Spanish Society of Endocrinology and Nutrition.
“blame, the deteriorating lifestyle Less attendance at consultations during and to be able to diagnose it”, says the doctor.
Obesity and sedentary lifestyle, key in cases of diabetes
Type 2 diabetes mellitus is caused by interactions between genetic factors“Having a first-degree family history of type 2 diabetes increases the risk of developing it”, explains Lardis. along with the environment,
“The latter are the most determinant in the rapid onset of the disease. Without forgetting that the most predictive factor is being overweight, a Serious conditionAs it is increasing by leaps and bounds among the child and adolescent population,” says the expert.
“The incidence of obesity and overweight is also increasing by leaps and bounds in the child and adolescent population”
“There is little benefit from the present lifestyle, which implies Less control over teen’s eating habitsRegular exposure to advertising for processed foods, excessive consumption of sugary drinks and refined sugars and very low intake of fruits and vegetables,” says the endocrinologist.
,Same goes for physical activity.Because only a third of European teenagers manage to reach the recommendation of 60 minutes of moderate physical activity a day, and every More sedentary lifestyles driven by use of technologyLorde’s Comments.
Risk of suffering from this disease at a young age
the “obvious” circumstances of that parallel increase in type 2 diabetes in this population group, “The most worrying thing is that people are diagnosed at a young age they will have a longer period of hyperglycemia -higher blood glucose levels- over your lifetime, and more rapid progression of the disease, leading to poorer glycemic control and a increased risk of complications, mortality, and heart disease“, experts say.
“This, coupled with the fact that a person with early-onset diabetes has the potential to develop these complications earlier in life Risk of disability and loss of productivity in working age higher than those diagnosed at a more advanced age”, says Lardis, who assures that “there is a more significant problem Number of people with diabetes who have not been diagnosed,
“Elevated blood sugar is usually asymptomatic, so if Blood or capillary glycemia testing is not performed, its existence may be unknown“, concluded Beatriz Lardis. A disease that some experts are already calling a “global pandemic” and which the World Health Organization has assured will become 7th leading cause of death by 2030,