WHO report: Diabetes on the rise worldwide

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WHO report: Diabetes on the rise worldwide

422-million adults around the world are living with diabetes.

The World Health Organization says that number has quadrupled since 1980. The WHO tracked the data in its first ever global report on the disease.

Globally, around 8.5% of adults aged 18 and over had raised blood glucose in 2014. (Click to View interactive graph by WHO.)

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(Infographic: World Health Organization)

People with diabetes have trouble regulating their blood sugar, which can lead to serious health issues and even death.

There are two types: People are born with Type 1 while Type 2 develops based on diet, obesity, and other factors.

With more on the possible reasons for the increase of the disease, CCTV America’s Susan Roberts spoke with Sheri Colberg-Ochs, a professor at Old Dominion University who specializes in diabetes and exercise research.

She’s also the author of the Diabetic Athlete’s Handbook, a guide for athletes with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.

Professor Sheri Colberg-Ochs on the possible causes of diabetes

Professor Sheri Colberg-Ochs on the possible causes of diabetes

CCTV America’s Susan Roberts spoke with Sheri Colberg-Ochs, a professor at Old Dominion University who specializes in diabetes and exercise research. She’s also the author of the Diabetic Athlete’s Handbook, a guide for athletes with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.


Cherian Varghese on why the diabetes is an increasing health problem

CCTV America’s Mike Walter spoke with Cherian Varghese. He’s the co-author of the World Health Organization’s Global report on diabetes.

Cherian Varghese on why the diabetes is an increasing health problem

Cherian Varghese on why the diabetes is an increasing health problem

CCTV America's Mike Walter spoke with Cherian Varghese. He's the co-author of the World Health Organization's Global report on diabetes.

This statistic depicts the countries with the highest number of diabetics in 2015. As of 2015, China was the country with the highest number of diabetics worldwide, with some estimated 110 million persons suffering from diabetes.

This statistic depicts the countries with the highest number of diabetics in 2015. As of 2015, China was the country with the highest number of diabetics worldwide, with some estimated 110 million persons suffering from diabetes.

This statistic displays the percentage of the adult population that is at risk for or currently diagnosed with diabetes as of 2013, by selected country. In China, 11.2 percent of the adult population in urban areas were considered at risk for developing diabetes. Over 380 million people globally currently live with diabetes, by maintaining a healthy lifestyle and diet, risk of developing diabetes can be lowered.

This statistic displays the percentage of the adult population that is at risk for or currently diagnosed with diabetes as of 2013, by selected country. In China, 11.2 percent of the adult population in urban areas were considered at risk for developing diabetes. Over 380 million people globally currently live with diabetes, by maintaining a healthy lifestyle and diet, risk of developing diabetes can be lowered.

  • Cynthia J. Polley

    Diabetes always on the rise. So don’t ignore it. In June of 2015, it was discovered that I had type 2 diabetes. By the end of the month, I was given a prescription for Metformin. I stated the ADA diet and followed it completely for several weeks but was unable to get my blood sugar below 140. With no results to how for my hard work, I panicked and called my doctor. His response? Deal with it. I began to feel that something wasn’t right and do my own research. Then I found Rachel’s blog (google ” HOW I FREED MYSELF FROM THE DIABETES ” ) . I read it from cover to cover and I started the diet and by the next morning, my blood sugar was 100. Since then, I have a fasting reading between the mid 70s and 80s. My doctor was so surprised at the results that, the next week, he took me off the Metformin. I lost 30 pounds in the first month and lost more than 6 inches off my waist and I’m able to work out twice a day while still having lots of energy. The truth is we can get off the drugs and help myself by trying natural methods