Eyes on diabetes

WDD Logo blue circle 14 November415 million adults have diabetes.

There will be 640 million by 2040

In 1 in 2 adults with diabetes it is undiagnosed. Most of these
cases are type 2 diabetes

Symptoms of diabetes include:

  • excessive thirst
  • weight loss
  • frequent urination
  • lack of energy
  • blurred vision

Many people with undiagnosed type 2 diabetes already have complications:

  • Retinopathy
  • cardiovascular disease
  • kidney disease
  • neuropathy

Screening for type 2 diabetes is important to ensure early diagnosis and treatment

Diabetes risk scores are simple and cost-effective methods of identifying people with undiagnosed type 2 diabetes

Find out if you’re at risk of type 2 diabetes

International Diabetes Federation

World Diabetes Day 2016  #WDD



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