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NEW DELHI, Oct. 3, 2022 (TBINN)

In the prevailing conditions India will record an increase of 116 per cent in Type 1 Diabetes’ cases by 2040, up from 2021.

It is expected that globally, the number of cases will increase by 106.9 per cent, according to a study published in The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology journal.

In 2021, an estimated 8,423,530 people in the world were living with Type 1 Diabetes, with 64 per cent of them in the age bracket of 20 to 59 years.

Whereas, in India, 818,620 people were living with Type 1 Diabetes, an increase of 5.1 per cent from 2020. According to the Lancet Study, India is among the top 10 countries that accounted for 60 per cent of the global Type 1 Diabetes’ cases in 2021.

United States had the highest number of cases (1,414,441), followed by India (818,620), Brazil (564,249), China (430,647) and Germany (422,087). The country on an average lost 44.85 years of a life-time due to Type 1 diabetes in 2021. Globally, 32.1 years were lost.

While the number of Type 1 Diabetes’ cases has been increasing, Diabetes does not make for the highest share in Non-Communicable Diseases (N.C.D s) in India. In 2019, N.C.D.s accounted for 66 per cent of total deaths in India, with Cardiovascular diseases accounting for the highest number of deaths at 2,566,492.

Chronic respiratory diseases caused 1,146,000 deaths, while cancer led to 9, 20, 000 deaths.

However, deaths due to Diabetes continue to rise. The number increased from 2,46,617 in 2010 to 3,49,515.8 in 2019, according to the World Health Organisation.

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