Global Diabetes Market & Importance of the early diagnosis of diabetes
According to the IDF, it is estimated that 537 million people have diabetes in 2021. This represents 10.5% of the world’s population.
‘Prediabetes’ is a term used increasingly to describe people with impaired glucose tolerance and/or impaired fasting glucose.
It indicates a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes and diabetes-related complications. It is estimated that 860 million people have prediabetes.
An estimated 240 million people are living with undiagnosed diabetes worldwide, meaning almost one-in-two adults with diabetes are unaware they have the condition.
According to the CDC, people with prediabetes often develop type 2 diabetes within 5 years if they do not get appropriate management.
International Diabetes Federation. IDF Diabetes Atlas, 10th edn. Brussels, Belgium: International Diabetes Federation, 2021.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2017, July 18). New CDC report: More than 100 million Americans have diabetes or prediabetes. Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention. Retrieved August 5, 2022, from https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2017/p0718-diabetes-report.html