The World Health Organization estimates that by 2030, diabetes will be the seventh cause of death in the world.
The main causes of many diseases, including blindness, kidney failure, heart attack, stroke and lower limb amputation, diabetes continues to affect more people throughout the world.
The world is celebrating World Diabetes Day today, November 14, to raise awareness of this disease, its causes and its impact on the lives of people living with it throughout the world. This disease, lonely like that is dangerous, is increasing in the world. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the global prevalence of diabetes has increased rapidly, especially in low and middle income countries. This goes to adults over the age of 18, from 4.7% in 1980 to 8.5% in 2014, and the number of affected people increased from 108 million in 1980 to 422 million in 2014. "Diabetes is today the global epidemic with very serious consequences for human health.This, in fact, is a major cause of many diseases, including blindness, kidney failure, heart attack, stroke and lower limb amputation, but also death.In 2030, diabetes will become the seventh leading cause of death worldwide. In 2015, it was estimated that 1.6 million deaths were directly caused by diabetes and that an additional 2.2 million deaths were caused by hyperglycemia in 2012, "the WHO said on World Day. diabetes, noted that almost half of all deaths due to hyperglycemia occur before the age of 70 years. Meanwhile, the president of the Moroccan League for Combating Diabetes (LMLCD), Jamal Belkhadir, told MAP that diabetes is currently represented in Morocco and in the world the leading cause of death from kidney failure, a major cause of cardiovascular disease morbidity and associated risk factors . He also sounded an alarm about the alarming situation in Morocco, noting that "according to the latest estimates, the prevalence is 10% with around 2 million people affected, of which 40% are unaware of their diabetes. Worldwide, the economic impact of diabetes is very large, especially in countries "Developing countries. If nothing is done, diabetes threatens to absorb the benefits of economic progress throughout the world," he concluded.
Note that the theme "Family and diabetes", chosen for today's 2018 edition, aims to involve more parents and health professionals in the prevention and management of this disease. This international theme involves the participation of a group of diabetic patients to better deal with this disease, which is sometimes full of obstacles. Indeed, diabetes often requires active involvement of family and friends in patient support and management of possible inconveniences.