- Yessica Avila
Are you eating healthy during the pandemic? Experts fear diabetes will keep rising higher during the holidays with covid still happening. According to figures recently released by the International Diabetes Federation, world Diabetes occurs in the wake of grim statistics despite a century of advancements in treatment, education, and prevention. One in 10 adults around the world, around 537 million people, are currently living with diabetes. By 2024, the IDF predicted that the number of people with diabetes is expected to rise to 1 in 8 adults.
Nearly 7 million adults have died worldwide in 2021 so far due to diabetes or its complications, the IDF estimated, and that's more than 1 in 10 global deaths from any cause. If you want another startling statistic, as many as 40% of the people that have died in the US from Covid-19 had diabetes," said Dr. Robert Gabbay, chief scientific and medical officer for the American Diabetes Association.
The pandemic also took a toll on how well people have managed their diabetes over the past year and a half. A global analysis published in 2020 found as many as 14% of people hospitalized with severe Covid-19 later developed diabetes. Another review published this October found examples of new-onset Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes in babies, children and adults infected with Covid-19.
Could covid-19 be causing diabetes? "And if you want another startling statistic, as many as 40% of the people that have died in the US from Covid-19 had diabetes," said Dr. Robert Gabbay, chief scientific and medical officer for the American Diabetes Association.
How to stay safe? As far as safety protocols for covid19, it's essential that we take care of ourselves and what we are eating on a day-to-day basis.