Pakistan Tops The Global Diabetes Ratings, Middle East Countries Also Show Alarming Spike
New Delhi, August 16 (TNA) Recent data reveals a stark disparity in diabetes prevalence rates across different countries, shedding light on the global health crisis posed by this chronic condition. According to a comprehensive study covering 186 nations, Pakistan emerges as the most affected with a staggering 30.8% of its population aged 20 to 79 diagnosed with type 1 or type 2 diabetes.
The report underscores the need for greater awareness and intervention strategies to combat this growing health concern. The study indicates Kuwait, Egypt, and Qatar follow closely with rates of 24.9%, 20.9%, and 19.5%, respectively.
Western countries also display a concerning trend, as the United States reports 10.7% diabetes prevalence, with other major nations like the United Kingdom, Australia, and Canada experiencing rates ranging from 6.3% to 7.7%.
Conversely, nations such as Nigeria and Kenya fare relatively better, reporting diabetes rates of 3.6% and 4% respectively. However, experts caution against complacency, as these numbers may rise with changing lifestyles and diets.
This global health challenge demands a multifaceted approach, involving public health campaigns, improved access to healthcare, and increased research into effective prevention and treatment strategies. Government bodies, healthcare providers, and communities must collaborate to raise awareness about diabetes risk factors and promote healthier living, emphasizing the significance of balanced diets, regular exercise, and early detection.
As diabetes continues to exert a substantial toll on public health and economies worldwide, urgent action is imperative to stem the rising tide of this chronic condition, ensuring a healthier future for all.