Diabetes Rising Across Globe, Claims 3 Times As Many Lives As COVID-19, IDF Data Show
World Economic Forum: The silent epidemic that is three times as deadly as COVID
Douglas Broom, senior writer for Formative Content, discusses the global burden of diabetes, highlighting findings from the International Diabetes Federation. Broom notes, “It’s the silent epidemic that claims 4.2 million lives around the world every year — almost three times as many deaths as COVID-19. … An estimated 463 million people already live with diabetes and that figure is set to rise to over 700 million by 2045, according to the latest data from the International Diabetes Federation (IDF)…” (12/14).