IDF Reports 1 in 10 People Will Have Diabetes by 2035

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By Nigel Boys

According to the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), Brussels, Belgium, about 382 million people or about 5% of the total population of the world is affected with one type of diabetes or another and the dreaded disease kills one person about every six seconds and those figures are constantly rising.

The IDF also claims that figure will increase by the year 2035 to about 592 million sufferers because of unhealthy eating habits and the current trends in overweight or obese people worldwide.

The IDF also publishes a Diabetes Atlas every two years and according to their project coordinator, Leonor Guaringuata, the number of people suffering from diabetes is not slowing down at all, in fact the numbers are growing at an astronomical rate.

However, the IDF has come up with a solution that may help the enormous spending that governments around the world have to make to treat and cure this growing disease, calculated to be about $548 billion worldwide.

They reckon that obtaining the help of celebrities, such as Jamie Oliver, the famous British chef, restaurateur and media personality better known as “The Naked Chef,” may enlighten the public to the dangers of unhealthy eating habits.

Oliver has been helping the IDF as has the celebrity chef and diabetes advocate Charles Mattocks, the nephew of Bob Marley. Both chefs are advocating better eating habits as a way to prevent the spread of diabetes.

According to the IDF, the number of deaths attributed to diabetes worldwide per year is about 5.1 million and another 10 million new cases of diabetes are diagnosed every year.

According to figures from the Danish pharmaceutical manufacturer, Novo Nordisk, about 1 million amputations are performed every year because of diabetes, almost 1.5 million people are blinded by the disease every year and a further half million patients suffer kidney failure.

However, the disease which normally affects adults in the age range of 40 to 59 years old is now spreading to younger adults, according to Guariguata. She adds that the spread of the disease is surpassing the growing population in the world.

6 Responses to IDF Reports 1 in 10 People Will Have Diabetes by 2035

  1. A pharmacist once told me that doctors wont publicize it, but diabetes is just as expensive to treat and as deadly as AIDS. The symptoms are vast, and the meds they use to treat it, are almost as deadly as the disease!

    Hiring a chef is not likely to help the epidemic. We already have tons of literature available on proper diet, and I learned about proper diets in school as a child.

    The problem is the refined sugar and processed flour. Maybe they should stop making those products altogether.

    Believe it or not, Dr. Atkins diet is the best for diabetes. On that diet you eat all the real butter, bacon, meat, fish, chicken, eggs, and green vegetables you want. I never felt better in my life. All of those things have no carbs.

    But what did that do to my cholesterol, heart and circulatory system?

    One thing for sure is, DONT EVER GO ON ATKINS UNLESS YOU CAN GIVE UP ALL CARBOHYDRATES (BREAD, rice, pasta) FOR YOUR ENTIRE LIFE, because as soon as you go off Atkins,


    I think that is why people are getting up to 400 and 500 lbs. I gained my weight back and 30 more lbs so fast I was shocked, as soon as that bread hit my lips.

    Now I just try to maintain a steady weight, but still overweight, by eating regular food, combined with nutrisystem foods which are very good for diabetics. I would do an entire diet of nutrisystem, but who wants to eat packaged food for life???? You do lose weight and are not hungry on nutrisystem if you dont cheat. I do a nutrisystem breakfast and lunch many days, and eat what I want for dinner.

  2. And it is not just what you eat, it is portion size.

    American restaurants train us to fill up our plate, and the buffets are the worst.

    When I went to England I didn’t see one fat person. Their restaurant portions were small, and no buffets, and certainly no krispy creme shops, but they do love McDonalds.

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