World Diabetes Day

Eyes on Diabetes #WDD

The theme of World Diabetes Day 2016 is Eyes on Diabetes.
The year’s activities and materials will focus on promoting the importance of screening to ensure early diagnosis of type 2 diabetes and treatment to reduce the risk of serious complications.

DIABETES NUMBERS

  • 415 million adults had diabetes in 2015
  • 5 million annual death
  • One in two people with diabetes remain undiagnosed
  • More than USD 670 Billion healthcare costs
  • Up to 70% of type 2 diabetes cases can be prevented or delayed by adopting healthier lifestyles
  • More than 93 million adults, or one in three, currently living with diabetes have diabetic retinopathy

Download the Infographics by IDF (International Diabetes Federation) here

IDF Diabetes Atlas 7th edition www.idf.org/diabetesatlas
Diabetes Eye Health: A Guide for Health www.idf.org/eyehealth

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