Number of people with diabetes increases

Figures presented at the World Day of Diabetes November 14 shows that 7.8 percent of Norwegian men have diabetes, while the equivalent for women is 5.5. Ninety percent of those with diabetes worldwide have type 2.

​World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that the number of people with diabetes has risen from 108 million in 1980 to 422 million in 2014. Every year, 1.5 million people die from diabetes.

The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the World Health Organization stand behind the Diabetes Day. November 14 is the birthday of Frederick Banting who along with Charles Best were central to the discovery of insulin in 1922.

- The purpose of WHO diabetes program is to prevent the prevalence of type 2 diabetes, decreasing complications and develop a better quality of life for people with diabetes.

Country profile of Norway 2016

Two percent of the Norwegian population, regardless of age, die from diabetes. The age-related type 2 diabetes affects more men than women in Norway; 7.8 percent among men and 5.5 percent among women.

World Health Organization presents country profiles where among other such figures are presented.

Here you can see the Norwegian profile of diabetes presented at the WHO's website

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