• Diabetes is a global epidemic
  • There are more than 250 million diabetes sufferers worldwide. It’s estimated that by 2025 that number will rise to 380 million. According to WHO, the real epidemic is yet to come.
  • Diabetes is currently responsible for 5% of deaths in the world every year.
  • Unless necessary measures are taken, the death toll connected to diabetes will rise by 50% in the next ten years.
  • Diabetes is the most common chronic illness affecting children.
  • Diabetes type II is now appearing more often in children and teenagers in addition to adults.
  • The most frequent reason for death of children worldwide suffering diabetes type I is KETOACIDOZA (DKA).
  • Diabetes mainly affects the poor, as parents do not have money for the necessary medication.
  • It is important to promote a healthy lifestyle including healthy nutrition which prevents diabetes type II.