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Thursday, 3rd January 2013

IDF Diabetes Atlas 2012

Source: International Diabetes Federation

From Update page:

In 2012:

More than 371 million people have diabetes.

The number of people with diabetes is increasing in every country.

Half of people with diabetes are undiagnosed.

4.8 million people died due to diabetes.

More than 471 billion USD were spent on healthcare for diabetes.

The IDF Diabetes Atlas 2012 Update generates estimates using new studies that became available in the last year, and updated population estimates. New studies that were reviewed came from Saudi Arabia, Japan, Micronesia, Chile, Pakistan, Senegal, Myanmar, and other countries which add to the evidence of the growing burden of diabetes. The new estimates follow the same upward trajectory evidenced by previous editions of the Atlas, and add urgency to the need for effective prevention, treatment, and an end to silence and discrimination.

+ Direct link to Atlas (PDF; 424 KB)

+ Press Release (PDF; 93 KB)

+ Update page: regional and country fact sheets, detailed estimates and Powerpoint slideshow


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Having begun his career in academic libraries, Adrian Janes has subsequently worked extensively in public libraries, chiefly in enquiry work as an Information Services librarian. In this role he has had particular responsibility for information from both the UK Government and the European Union. He wrote a detailed report on sources for the latter which was published by FreePint in 2007, and has contributed articles to FreePint and ResourceShelf. He is involved in training in information literacy and the use of online reference resources.

A Contributing Editor to DocuTicker, he also write reviews for Pennyblackmusic.

Adrian can be reached at adrian.janes@freepint.com

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