Friday, February 08, 2008

Diabetes Kills Every 10 Seconds

Diabetes is growing at a terrifying speed and is quickly becoming a very real threat to young people’s living all over the world. This metabolic disorder ranks as the fourth main cause of death in the world. If not controlled, it’s deadly arm strikes with heart attacks, kidney failures, blindness, amputation and obesity. The statistics say it all. Within the next 20 years, this metabolic disorder will reach epidemic proportions with 19,000 developing diabetes daily and that number will grow to 333 million by 2025.

The scariest thing about this disease is that more than 50 percent of people with diabetes are unaware of their condition. This in turn leads to expenses amounting to millions in treating complications that arise from undiagnosed or poorly treated diabetes. By the end of this year, diabetes will cause more that 3.8 million deaths globally, more than six percent of the total world mortality rate and similar in magnitude for those reported for HIV/AIDS in 2002. Statistics shows that a person dies of a diabetes related illness every 10 seconds. So we must make it a habit to have regular checkups so we can immediately treat the disease in the early stages if in case we have this condition.



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