Diabetes Atlas 2021

Confirming diabetes to be one of the “global health emergencies” whose prevalence is on the rise, a new research pinpoints at prolonged hours of sitting as one of the causes that needs urgent attention. As per the 10th edition of the International Diabetes Federation (IDF)’s Diabetes Atlas, 537 million adults (20-79 years) are living with diabetes worldwide –- 1 in 10 individuals. It is projected to reach 643 million by 2030, and 783 million by 2045. In fact, as per the research’s global fact sheet 2021, diabetes caused 6.7 million deaths in 2021 – one every five seconds. Notably, IDF describes diabetes as a serious, chronic condition that occurs when the body cannot produce enough insulin or cannot effectively use the insulin it produces.