The Number Of Diabetics Has Doubled Over The Past 30 Years – Part 2 of 3
The highest incidence of diabetes and fasting plasma glucose (FPG) levels were found in the United States, Greenland, Malta, New Zealand and Spain. The countries with the lowest levels were Netherlands, Austria and France. Diabetes control was markedly lower in the United Kingdom than in the majority of other wealthy countries, even though the UK is experiencing an bulk epidemic, the researchers found.
British men had the 5th lowest rate of diabetes, while British women ranked 8th lowest. Globally, however, the authors found that the percentage of men who now have diabetes has risen by 18 percent over the by 30 years, climbing from just over 8 percent to nearly 10 percent in that time.
Among women, the rise was even steeper, amounting to a 23 percent picket in the same period, as the incidence crept up from 7,5 percent to slightly more than 9 percent. Other nations where diabetes has exploded in recent years include Pacific Island countries, such as the Marshall Islands (where one-third of the women and one-quarter of the men have diabetes) and Saudi Arabia.
Diabetes and glucose levels in South and Central Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, North Africa and the Middle East were also especially high. In contrast, the phenomenon of diabetes in Eastern Europe appears to have remained steadfast over the last 30 years, while blood sugar levels appear to be lowest in sub-Saharan Africa and east and southeast Asia.