World Diabetes Day 2017: Women and diabetes
14 November 2017 marks World Diabetes Day 2017. WHO joins partners around the world to highlight women’s right to a healthy future. Around 8% of women – or 205 million women – live with diabetes worldwide, over half in South-East Asia and the Western Pacific. During pregnancy high blood glucose substantially increases the risk to health for both mother and child as well as the risk of diabetes for the child in the future. Almost half of women who die in low-income countries due to high blood glucose die prematurely, before the age of 70 years.
Global report on diabetes
The first WHO Global report on diabetes demonstrates that the number of adults living with diabetes has almost quadrupled since 1980 to 422 million adults. Factors driving this dramatic rise, which is largely on account of type 2 diabetes, include overweight and obesity. The new report calls upon governments to ensure that people are able to make healthy choices and that health systems are able to diagnose, treat and care for people with diabetes.
World Health Day 2016: Beat diabetes
The main goals of the World Health Day 2016 campaign are to increase awareness about the rise in diabetes, and its staggering burden and consequences, in particular in low- and middle-income countries; and to trigger a set of specific, effective and affordable actions to tackle diabetes.
422 Millionadults have diabetes.Global report on diabetes
1.6 milliondeaths are directly attributed to diabetes each year.Fact sheet: diabetes
1 in 3 adultsaged over 18 years is overweight and 1 in 10 is obese.10 facts about diabetes